HUD: $4.4 Million Awarded to 28 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans

Grants will provide housing for Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes […]

SBA: Funding Awarded for Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $500,000 in a grant agreement with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation’s National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) to deliver the SBA’s Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program.   The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business […]

SBA: Humboldt State University Awarded $258,000 to Launch a Veterans Business Outreach Center

 The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded over $258,000 in funding to Humboldt State University to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Northern California (to include all counties north of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties). The funding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]