On July 20th, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new funding opportunity for eligible non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector firms and institutions of higher learning to provide entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans. The awarded organization(s) can use the funding to market, deliver and scale existing service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs' training programs for veterans, service-disabled veterans and Reserve component members who intend to start new businesses or expand existing small businesses.
The Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVTEP) award is for a base project period of 12 months, with three 12-month non-compete continuation year periods. A total of $300,000 in funding is available for this program in FY 2022. The SBA anticipates making up to six (6) awards valued between a minimum of $50,000 up to a maximum award of $150,000.
How to apply:
For specific instructions on obtaining, completing, and submitting an application, visit www.grants.gov and search SB-OVSD-22-001.
Submissions must be sent via grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on August 18, 2022. Proposals submitted via other media will be rejected and will not be evaluated.
SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development will host an information session to answer questions about the funding opportunity on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET via this Microsoft Teams link. To join by phone instead, dial (202)765-1264 and enter the conference ID: 760265504#.
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