About our office
The Office of Veterans Business Development's mission is to provide veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, military spouses, and family members with programs and services to start, grow and expand their small business.
OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the military business community and has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through training, counseling and education, access to capital, contracting opportunities, and disaster assistance.
Associate Administrator (Acting)Read Timothy Green's bio
- Surplus Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business programs
- U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Programs
- The Federal Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
- EEOC Small Business Resource Center
- Report - Financing Their Future: Veteran Entrepreneurs and Capital Access
- DOL VETS Veteran Trucker Fact Sheet
Federal advisory committees
The Interagency Task Force for Small Business Development (Task Force) was established February 14, 2008 by Public Law 110-186 and executed by Executive Order. The Task Force is chaired by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is comprised of representatives appointed by SBA's Administrator from: SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and four representatives from veterans service and military organizations.
Public Law 106-50, the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999, established the Small Business Administration Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development, Congress, the President, and other U.S. policymakers. The SBA Administrator is responsible for appointment members to the board. The board is made up of 15 volunteers comprised of veteran small business owners and veteran service organization representatives.
Applications for New ACVBA Board Members
SBA is seeking applications for new ACVBA board members. To apply:
- Review announcement and requirements
- Download a PDF application and
- Complete the application and email it to us.
Other SBA resources
Grant opportunities and documents
Office of Veterans Business Development
409 Third St. SW, Suite 5700
Washington, DC 20416