Small business lenders will learn about federal financial programs to start, grow or expand area small businesses during a free workshop hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SBA’s Rural Strong event in Indiana on Tuesday will train attendees on ways to access funding through the federal government.

Staff from SBA-funded Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center will be on hand to provide individual guidance on business plans.

The workshop will run from 8 to 10:45 a.m. at the Eberly College of Business and Technology.

“Our RuralStrong initiative provides lenders with the tools to help entrepreneurs in rural communities start or elevate their business and their community’s economic strength,” said Angel Marschik, SBA Western Pennsylvania District Office supervisory lender relations specialist, said in a news release. “Through our partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, we are focused on assisting the lending community to provide funding options to small businesses through a myriad of loan packages ranging from a few thousand to a few million dollars.”