SBA: National SBIR Week Scheduled to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

 The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  […]

SBA: Extension of $100 Million Grant “Community Navigator Pilot” Program Proposals to July 23, 2021 Announced

Grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration  announced the extended application date for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. SBA will now accept proposal submissions through July 23, 2021, and anticipates making award decisions by September […]

EDA: $1.9 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Spur Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Youngstown, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation (Youngstown Business Incubator), Youngstown, Ohio, to renovate a 65,000 square foot building and further enhance the organization’s capacity […]

SBA: Council on Underserved Communities Reconvened

Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19 The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris […]

EDA: $5.5 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Build Critical Infrastructure and Boost Rural Workforce and Entrepreneurial Training Efforts in Texas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $5.5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of Texas prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Biden is committed to supporting communities as they not only […]

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneuers

 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period begins today through July 12, 2021. Up to two awardees will use […]

SBA: 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Launched Including Debut of SBIR Catalyst Awards of Over $5 Million in Prizes

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) with the addition of a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale. The 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst programs will recognize the nation’s […]

EDA: $5.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Workforce and Entrepreneurial Development in Illinois

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $5.8 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of Illinois prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “The Biden Administration is committed to unleashing the full power of […]

EDA: $1.2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Support Entrepreneurs and Increase Economic Resilience in Athens, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, to provide technical assistance for biotech entrepreneurs and modify lab space at its Innovation Center. This EDA grant, to […]

SBA: “Getting Bank on Track: Help Is Here” Webinar Series Launched to Help America’s Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the non-profit Public Private Strategies Institute will launch a new regional webinar series, “Getting Back on Track: Help is Here,” to provide Main Street entrepreneurs with the information and resources they need to continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The educational webinars will feature speakers from […]