SBA's HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities.
The programs benefits for HUBZone-certified companies include:
The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns.
The SBA's 8(a) business development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
Participants in the 8(a) business development program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on larger prime contracts.
At the workshop, contracting experts will address the initial criteria for certification and/or entrance into the program, highlight tips on how to complete the electronic application, and provide useful strategies on how to market in the federal contracting arena.
All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons will disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance.