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Grant Programs and Eligibility

Learn about available grants and cooperative agreements to find out if you meet the requirements to apply.

How to apply

You can find complete application instructions and announcements of award availability at grants.gov.

If you are looking for financial assistance due to the coronavirus outbreak, click here.

 

 

General requirements

There are specific requirements for recipients of an SBA grant. Make sure you can meet the legal and administrative prerequisites before you apply. The full terms and conditions for SBA grant programs is available on sba.gov.

In addition, you should understand the uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards.

 

 

SBA-associated award programs

Boots to Business (B2B) Funding Opportunity

This funding opportunity is addressed exclusively to Boots to Business (B2B) grantees. Through this program, the SBA supports your organization for a period of 5 years. Learn More.

 

Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program

This is a one year funding opportunity for organizations to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR (innovation)/STTR (research and development) proposals; increase the number of SBIR/STTR awards; and better prepare SBIR/STTR awardees for commercial success. Learn more.

 

Veterans Business Outreach Centers

The Veterans Business Outreach Centers Cooperative Agreement provides quality counseling assistance and training events, particularly B2B events to transitioning service personnel and spouses of veterans, veteran and service-disabled small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Learn more. 

 

Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP)

This Cooperative Agreement aims to support organizations that currently deliver entrepreneurship training programs to service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business.  Learn more.

 

SCORE

This is a funding opportunity for a current recipient of an SBA SCORE award. In order to be eligible, you must be a current recipient of SBA funding to SCORE. For-profit businesses are not eligible for this award. Learn more.

 

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to invite proposals for funding from eligible state entities interested in and capable of providing assistance and guidance to eligible small business concerns to increase the number of such firms that export and the value of small business exports. Learn more.

7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Services

This funding opportunity is for capable small businesses in Regions I - X interested in providing management and technical assistance and guidance to eligible small business concerns under the U.S. Small Business Administration's 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program. Learn how to apply.

 

Program for Investors in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME)

This grant will provide funding for private, nonprofit microenterprise development organizations; microenterprise development programs run by State/Local/Tribal Governments; or Indian tribes interested in providing assistance and guidance to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs and/or microenterprise development organizations. Learn more.

 

SBDC Northeast California

In order to fill the vacancy of the Host Institution for Northeast California SBDC Program, SBA invites proposals for funding from eligible entities which are institutions of higher education and Women’s Business Centers. Learn more.

 

SBDC Pennsylvania

In order to fill the vacancy of the Host Institution for Pennsylvania SBDC Program, SBA invites proposals for funding from eligible entities which are institutions of higher education and Women’s Business Centers. Learn more.

 

Portable Assistance Program

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to invite proposals for funding from entities currently funded by SBA as a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Center. Each proposal must describe recent, serious economic conditions resulting from diminished business or government operations within a discrete area served by an SBDC network. Proposals must include detailed plans to deliver technical assistance to the affected area with corresponding objectives and milestones to be accomplished. Learn more.

 

Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneur Training Program (VFPETP)

This funding opportunity is for current Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneur Training Program (VFPETP) recipient organizations only with an initial 12 month period and two option years of 12 months each.  There are currently two procurement programs available through this award: procurement opportunity training for start-up small businesses and procurement training for established small firms. Learn more.

 

Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP)

This funding opportunity is for current Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneur Training Program (VFPETP) recipient organizations only, and offers an initial period of 12 months with an option of 2 option years of 12 months each. Learn more.

 

Commonly used forms

Grants.gov maintains a database of the forms you may need when applying for an award. Here is a list of some of the most commonly used forms:

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