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U.S. Small Business Administration: Women’s Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program

Deadline: December 12, 2016

The Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP) provides entrepreneurship training to women veterans, women service members as well as women spouses of service members and veterans interested in starting, growing and diversifying new and established small business concerns. Eligible organizations and institutions of higher learning may apply to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for an award of financial assistance under this announcement to market and deliver an existing WVETP to women service members and veterans as well as women military spouses who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training for women who are aspiring or existing small business owners and members of one the following populations: veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the National Guard or Reserve Component, active duty service members, or women spouses of service members or veterans. The quality of a program can be demonstrated by resultant new business starts, business expansions or diversifications, as well as jobs created and/or retained and connection to other resources such as SBA resource partners.

Amount: Up to six awards of up to $300,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: A non-profit organization, local or state agency, private sector firm or an institution of higher learning.

Link: https://www.sba.gov/content/women-veteran-entrepreneurship-training-program-wvetp-program-announcement

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