FOIA

When you have decided that your business idea is practical, you have some important decisions to make. Follow the links and information below for additional information.

  • General FOIA Information
    This article explains how the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is administered at the SBA. Each federal agency handles requests for its own records by their own rules and this guide pertains only to the SBA. If you would like to request ...
  • Online FOIA Request
    Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, the public may request copies of records in the possession of Federal agencies. Documents are released unless protected by one of the nine exemptions set forth in the FOIA. With some ...
  • SBA Guide to Public Information
    Information about SBA and its programs can be obtained through a variety of channels. The Agency's Office of Public Communications produces and maintains management-assistance publications, videos and computer programs. Many of these items ...
  • Information Generally Exempt From Disclosure and Information Generally Releasable
    Disclosure determinations described below will be affected by business status and the relation of the requester to the information. A first party requester (i.e., the submitter of the information or the subject of the record) will be privy to ...
  • Public Liaisons and FOIA Staff
    Headquarters Offices   Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Office - Mail Code 2440               Lisa J. Babcock, Chief, FOI/PA ...
  • Privacy Act
    The following guidance is intended to familiarize you with the procedures for individuals who are submitting a Privacy Act request to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • SBA FOIA Quarterly Reports
    All federal agencies are required to prepare Quarterly FOIA Reports each fiscal year that include detailed statistics on the number and disposition of FOIA requests and appeals received, processed, and pending at each agency. This section ...
  • SBA FOIA Annual Reports
    All federal agencies are required to prepare Annual FOIA Reports each fiscal year that include detailed statistics on the number and disposition of FOIA requests and appeals received, processed, and pending at each agency. This section includes ...
  • Chief FOIA Officer Reports
  • Frequently Requested Records
    FOIA requests are generally requests to a Federal agency for access to records concerning another person (i.e., a “third-party” request), or concerning an organization, or a particular topic of interest. This section includes some of ...