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: Funding Awarded to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months […]

SBA: $100 Million Community Navigator Pilot Program Launched to Support Underserved Small Businesses

$100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our […]

SBA: Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings on June 2nd and 3rd

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings on June 2 and 3, respectively, via Microsoft Teams. “Each quarter, our advisory committees convene to discuss the challenges faced by the veteran small business community as well as to recommend advice and […]

HUD: Secretaries of HUD & VA Issue Joint Statement on Ending Veteran Homelessness

From HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and VA Secretary Denis McDonough The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress found that on a single night in January 2020, there were 37,252 Veterans experiencing homelessness in America, an increase of 0.4% over 2019. This number […]

SBA: Deadline for Veterans Business Outreach Center Funding Opportunity Extended

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations, and state, local or tribal governmental agencies across Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern California, and Nevada have an extended deadline to apply for funding no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  This grant opportunity assists with training and […]

SBA: Veterans Business Outreach Center Funding Opportunity Announced

Private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or tribal governmental agencies across Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern California, and Nevada are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide training and counseling to aspiring and existing veteran small business owners […]

HUD: 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 Released

Homelessness Increasing Even Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 to Congress. The report found that 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2020, an increase of 12,751 people, […]

HUD: Millions in Rental and Housing Assistance for Veterans in Need Announced

HUD-VASH vouchers to help veterans at-risk of homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $46 million in rental assistance and housing vouchers to help veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing […]

HUD: Recovery Housing Program to Aid Americans Recovering from Substance Abuse Launched

The pilot program would provide housing and stability to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse disorder U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the publication of the Notice for HUD’s pilot Recovery Housing Program (RHP). The program was authorized by the SUPPORT Act […]