SCORE

To use the management experience of retired and active business professionals to counsel and train potential and existing small business owners.

All client counseling information is confidential.

In an excerpt from a 2010 interview the SCORE CEO discusses its counseling and workshops offerings to small businesses.

credit: c/o Columbus Coalition for the Homeless file photos via CrowdRise

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: $10,300,000.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Grants for this Program


Agency - Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

The initial contact can be made directly with SCORE chapters, with SBA District Office, or with the SCORE website at www.score.org.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
Website Address

https://www.sba.gov/





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Service Corps Of Retired Executives Association $ 11,500,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Service Corps Of Retired Executives Association $ 7,280,000   2012-10-012013-09-30
Service Corps Of Retired Executives Association $ 7,040,000   2011-09-302012-09-29
Service Corps Of Retired Executives Association $ 742,000   2010-09-302011-09-29
Service Corps Of Retired Executives Association $ 932,500   2009-09-302010-02-28
Service Corps Of Retired Execu $ 547,946   2003-10-012004-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 10500000. Fiscal Year 2017: FY 17 data not yet available. Fiscal Year 2018: 9900000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

SCORE members volunteer their small business counseling and mentoring services to the public free of charge.

Small business training workshops are offered for a low fee.

SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration and works with the agency to serve aspiring and existing small business owners.

A small business owner interested in getting help from SCORE should contact the local chapter, the SBA District Office, or SCORE's website, www.score.org.

The SCORE national office.

SCORE is bound by the terms set forth in the annual Notice of Award.

All existing and potential small business owners are eligible for assistance from SCORE.

The business must be independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field, and must conform to SBA size standards.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All existing and potential small business owners are eligible.

The business must be independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field, and must conform to SBA size standards.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Current and potential small business persons.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Personal or written application (SBA Form 641, Request for Counseling).

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Executive Order Small Business Act, Section 8(b)(1)(B) (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(1)(B)) , Public Law 95-510, 637 U.S.C.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. MOE means Maintenance of Efforts. This program does not have MOE requirements. MOE means Maintenance of Efforts.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length varies as appropriate. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Cooperative agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Additional information available on SBA's website at www.sba.gov.

No cash reports are required.

See information at www.sba.gov.

No expenditure reports are required.

Information available at www.sba.gov.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See information at www.sba.gov.

Records

Annual independent financial audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

73-0400-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $10,500,000; FY 17 est $10,500,000; and FY 18 est $9,900,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 15 $8,000,000 FY 16 $10,500,000 FY 17 $10,300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Small Business Act, SOP 60-10-2A, SCORE Operating Manual, Counselor's Professional Development Program Annual Report and Brochures.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. The initial contact can be made directly with SCORE chapters, with SBA District Office, or with the SCORE website at www.score.org. See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Headquarters Office

Nathaniel Bishop 409 3rd St., SW 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: nvbishop@sba.gov Phone: 202-205-7007

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As defined in SBA Request for Proposals Notice on Grants.gov.



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