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SBA: Funding competition for organizations providing training to women veteran entrepreneurs

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Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:20 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses.

Up to six awardees will receive a total of $300,000 in grants administered by SBA’s office of veterans business development to participate in the women veteran entrepreneurship training program. The funds will be used to cover the costs of educating women service members and veterans, as well as women military spouses who are interested in starting or currently own a small business.

“Women veteran entrepreneurs have contributed in a major way to the growth of the U.S. economy, bringing in $10 billion in receipts over a five-year period,” said Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator for SBA’s office of veterans business development. “The SBA is committed to supporting women veterans with the training and resources they need to start, grow or expand a small business.”

Eligible organizations can submit applications for the women veteran entrepreneurship-training program funding opportunity (WVETP-2020-01) through Grants.gov. Applications not submitted via Grants.gov will not be evaluated. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 19.

The SBA will host a conference call at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, to answer questions related to the women veteran entrepreneurship training program grant announcement. Submit questions to Jerry Godwin at [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

Call in at 202-765-1264 with conference ID 13482739.

A transcript of the webinar will be posted on grants.gov and www.sba.gov/ovbd once it is available.

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