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SBA Funding Competition Spells Opportunity for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

May 04, 2017 by Gary Stockton

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As Military Appreciation Month gets under way, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced a new grant competition to increase training through the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP-2017-01.)

The competition is open to eligible non-profit or private sector organizations with a demonstrated history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses.

The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, will enable one awardee to deliver, and scale as required, an existing veteran federal procurement entrepreneurial training program to Veteran-owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses who intend to pursue, or are already engaged in federal procurement.

If you are interested in this competition, the Office of Veteran Business Development will be conducting a webinar on May 24th at 2:00 p.m. EDT to provide more information and answer questions.

The webinar link, call-in number, and access code are listed below:

Eligible, interested parties should submit their application for funding opportunityVFPETP-2017-01 through the grants.gov web portal at www.grants.gov.  Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

 

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