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Head of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Awards PRIME Grants

Kicks off start of Hispanic Heritage Month in New York City
Release Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014
Release Number: 
Miguel Ayala (202) 205-6420

NEW YORK – On Monday, U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, a member of President Obama’s Cabinet will be in New York City to announce SBA Prime Grants across the country, including 16 states and the District of Columbia. She will be joined by the House Small Business Committee Ranking Member, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

PRIME grants are intended to help qualified community-based organizations provide training to small businesses with five or fewer employees that are economically disadvantaged, and businesses owned by low-income individuals, including those who live on Indian reservations and tribal lands. 

After, Administrator Contreras-Sweet will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Small Business Roundtable alongside New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. This roundtable will highlight how the SBA can unlock the potential of small businesses and emphasize the SBA as Smart, Bold, and Accessible. Small Business Chair Council Member Robert Cornegy and leaders of local New York City Chambers are invited to attend.

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Prime Grants

WHO: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Representative (D-NY) Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member, House Small Business Committee

WHERE: Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

  2 Allen Street, 7th Floor

               Chinatown, New York City

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, September 15

WHAT: Media Availability

WHO: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

WHERE: City Hall, Red Room

               260 Broadway

   New York, NY

WHEN: Noon, Monday, September 15, 2014

HOW: For both events Press must RSVP by 9 a.m., September 15 to