WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration invites eligible non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector firms, and institutions of higher learning to submit proposals to provide synchronous online entrepreneurship training to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. The entrepreneurship training shall be a continuation of the training participants receive as part of SBA’s Boots to Business (B2B) training program.
The awarded organization will develop and maintain a curriculum about entrepreneurship for the veteran and military community as a follow-on to the B2B and B2B Reboot programs. The awardee will also provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, as well as comprehensive business assessments and mentoring services.
“It’s the SBA’s goal to assist service members and their families to make a successful transition to civilian life. The initial Boots to Business course is one step in that process,” said Tim Green, Acting Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development. “With continued entrepreneurial training, we hope that more veterans and military spouses will feel confident on their path to small business ownership at home.”
This award is for a base project period of 12 months, with four 12-month non-compete continuation periods of 12 months each. The funding is available annually for up to five years. The SBA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement from this announcement. For specific instructions on obtaining, completing, and submitting an application, visit www.grants.gov and search opportunity number SB-OVB2-22-002 or CFDA 59.044.
Proposals submitted via other media, including SBA’s website, will be rejected and will not be evaluated. Submissions must be sent via grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 11, 2022.
SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development will host an information session to answer questions about the funding opportunity on Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. EDT. Please dial 202-765-1264 and enter access code: 119 636 209# or join through this Microsoft Teams link: Click here to join the meeting.
Direct any questions about the B2B funding opportunity to Jerry Godwin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit questions no later than Wednesday, March 16, at 5 p.m. EDT.
For issues with grants.gov, please call the Grants.gov Support Line at 1-800-518-4726 or email email@example.com.
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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 www.sba.gov.