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Programs

The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) aims to increase the number of education and employment opportunities for Veterans and their families through a network of support at the community level.

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The EBV National Program is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post...

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. VEP is designed for veterans...

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) Program was established by the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 as the Women’s Business Demonstration Pilot, providing grants to private non-profit organizations to aid and encourage the development and...

Short Term Lending Program

Overview
The Short Term Lending Program (STLP) enables small businesses to gain access to the financing they need to participate in transportation-related contracts.

Eligibility

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text....

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Services

The VA OSDBU mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses. VA OSDBU achieves this mission by changing how...

Veterans can use the Veterans ReEmployment Portal on CareerOneStop to help them explore civilian careers and quickly identify civilian job openings related to their prior military experience. Veterans can also search for jobs by using a job...

In My Next Move for Veterans, veterans will find a simple and quick search where they enter their prior military experience and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training. The original My...

Congratulations for making the decision to employ the Verification Assessment Tool. In fiscal year (FY) 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded more than three and a half billion dollars to veteran-owned small business and service...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for serving and honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed services and their families. The VA provides a wide range of benefits and services for Veterans and their...

The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau is the only federal agency mandated to represent working women in the public policy process. The Bureau has the authority to investigate and report to the U.S. Department of Labor upon all matters...

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Tools

The Minnesota Reservist and Veteran Business Loan Program provides loans to businesses that are affected when employees are called to active military duty and to Veterans who have returned from active duty and are interested in starting their own...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers and Veteran Farmers & Ranchers Program makes loan guarantees to approved socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms and...

Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. Many of our Nation’s Veterans—from those...