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SBA Holds Dec. 16, 2019 Workshop on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Advisory Number: 
Contact: (202) 401-3059
Funding Available to Help Train Baltimore’s Women Entrepreneurs

WHAT:                  Women's Business Center Grant Applicant Roundtable

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a roundtable session on Dec. 16 to train Maryland organizations on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application process. The roundtable will explain how to apply for SBA Women’s Business Center grants and get the funding they need to reach more women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Following the roundtable, a media availability for interviews with SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development Allen Gutierrez will be held.


WHEN:             Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 Media availability at noon


WHERE:          Morgan State University

Graves School of Business, Amphitheater Room 104

4100 Hillen Road,

Baltimore, MD 21218


RSVP:                  Organizations interested in attending should contact SBA Baltimore District Director at (410) 962-2055, or Baltimore District Office Public Information Officer at (410) 244-3337.


NOTE:                   Eligible applicants for the WBC grant must be private, nonprofit organizations with 501(c) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service in Maryland. This may include universities, foundations, chambers of commerce, or economic development institutions. The SBA recognizes the importance of Minority Serving Institutions (e.g. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Institutions) and encourages their participation in the roundtable.

The SBA WBC program is a national network of more than 100 locations that offer one-on-one counseling and training to women seeking to start, grow, or expand their small businesses through federal contracting opportunities or international trade.

As part of the grant application process, interested applicants must register and receive a certificate from The certification process for the SBA Women’s Business Centers can take up to 45 days. It is recommended that organizations begin the registration process immediately.

Questions about the WBC funding can be directed to the SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership at


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit