In order to qualify for the HUBZone program, your business must be located in an area designated as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone. You may determine if an address or a particular area is designated as a HUBZone by using the HUBZone Maps.
Having trouble locating an address? Follow the tips in this Geocoding Toolkit.
The HUBZone maps were last updated May 23, 2012.
The HUBZone designations were last updated on May 1, 2013. They include the following HUBZones:
13,635 Qualified Census Tracts (pdf) (xls) (grandfathered areas shp)
484 Qualified Non-metropolitan Counties* (pdf) (xls)
123 Qualified Base Closure Areas (pdf) (xls)(shp)
668 Qualified Indian Lands (pdf) (xls) (shp)
If your firm's eligibility is affected by one or more locations in an off reservation trust land, please see the FAQ.
*Denotes that some areas listed in the pdf are not yet displayed on the map. If an address relevant to your firm (for example, principal office or employee residence) is located in one of these areas, you are eligible to apply now so long as your firm meets all other requirements. Please see CFR § 126.304 for more details.
For more information, or if you have a dispute with the map, please see the Designations FAQ.
The HUBZone office offers eligibility assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. Please call 1-888-858-2144 Access code 3061773# to this interactive helpline forum where HUBZone staff will present a specific eligibility topic followed by a general question and answer session. For a firm seeking specific status of its application or answers about the supporting documentation requested, it is best to E-mail the SBA HUBZone Business Opportunity Specialist working on the application because that person can provide the necessary individual assistance.
Additional information about the basics of HUBZone requirements can be found on our page Understanding the HUBZone Program.