Governor Culver recently signed into law a bill providing $4 million in funding for Iowa’s Targeted Small Business Program.  To qualify under the program a business must have sales of less than $3 million and be at least 51% owned, operated and managed by women, minorities or persons with disabilities.

If you have a business that may qualify under the program you can receive your certification through the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals or the Iowa Department of Transportation.  A qualified recipient will be eligible to receive up to $50,000 for start-up expenses.