SBA Hosts Veterans Small Business Advisory Committee Meetings Dec. 13 & 14

Release Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Release Number: 
Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development and the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs will hold public meetings on December 13 and 14, respectively, at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Dec. 13 IATF meeting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Dec. 14 ACVBA meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 409 Third Street, SW, Washington, D.C., 20416. 

Both meetings will address the current state of veteran-owned small businesses and provide progress updates regarding advancing veteran entrepreneurship and employment. Committee members will receive briefs on access to capital, counseling and training, and government contracting. The ACVBA meeting will also include a discussion on service-disabled veteran-owned small business 8(a) program eligibility, commercial supply chain opportunities, and veteran small business certification availability.

“These committee meetings provide an opportunity to determine how SBA can best serve veterans by reducing barriers to small business ownership and expanding available resources,” said Barb Carson, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Veterans Business Development. “SBA encourages public participation and looks forward to hearing from veteran entrepreneur stakeholders.”

Both IATF and ACVBA meetings are public meetings held quarterly in Washington, D.C.  The meetings will also be available by teleconference at 1-888-858-2144, access code: 7805798#. You can also join the meeting via webinar at Following each IATF and ACVBA meeting, transcripts will be available at, under the section heading, “Policy Formulation Committees.”

Please email any questions to, or call (202) 205-6337.

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