U.S. Small Business Administration: Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training ProgramDeadline: June 19, 2016
The Small Business Administration (SBA) invites proposals for funding to build applicant capacity to market and deliver existing entrepreneurship training program(s) to service-disabled veteran, veteran entrepreneurs, and Reserve Component members who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business. The purpose of the program is: (1) to foster enhanced entrepreneurship among eligible veterans by providing increased opportunities, (2) to vigorously promote the legitimate interest of small business concerns owned and controlled by eligible veterans; and (3) to ensure that those concerns receive fair consideration in the purchases made by the federal government. In addition, the Small Business Act provides for entrepreneurial training, business development assistance, counseling and management assistance to small business concerns owned and controlled by eligible veterans; as well as the authority to make grants to, and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with education institutions, private businesses, veterans’ nonprofit community-based organizations, and Federal, State, local and tribal governments and agencies for the establishment of and implementation of outreach programs for disabled veterans.
Applicants will be evaluated on their demonstrated ability to expand performance capacity in marketing and delivering their established Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP) to potential beneficiaries, as well as their program objectives and outcomes to be measured, methodology for evaluating and assessing the effectiveness of the program, and organizational capability to implement the proposed programming.
Amount: $300,000 is available for grants ranging from $50,000-$150,000 each.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, local or state agencies, or institutions of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate a history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training to aspiring or existing veterans, service-disabled veteran small business owners, and Reserve Component members that results in new business starts, business expansions or diversifications, as well as jobs created and/or retained.