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Office of Veterans Business Development

Funding Opportunity - Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) 2018-01

The Office of Veterans Business Development(OVBD), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is happy to announce the Funding Opportunity for the re-compete of Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) Cooperative Agreement. This Opportunity opens November 20, 2017 and closes January 8, 2018, at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (ET). Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

The 4:00 p.m. time frame allows applicants experiencing problems with upload of their application package access to the grants.gov Help Desk which closes at 5:00 p.m. ET.

All applications must be submitted through the grants.gov portal. Applications submitted through any other media will not be accepted. It is important that applicants read the Funding Opportunity entirely to successfully address all requirements and provide all the required documents.

In  mid-December, OVBD will be sponsoring a Question and Answer segment to address questions applicants may have concerning this VBOC Funding Opportunity;  additional information regarding the date, time and access telephone number for Question and Answer segment will be forthcoming, and poste on OVBD webpage.

For applicants using  Internet Explorer (IE) as your web  browser, to access the sam.gov portal, you must use IE11. Earlier versions of IE will not work.  Additionally, applicants will also have to use Work Space in the grants.gov portal to complete the application requirements. Questions regarding Work Space should be addresses to the grants.gov support line.