Veterans Outreach Program

In accordance with Public Law 110-186, the organizations will provide information on small business ownership to service members and military spouses by facilitating and instructing the U.S.

Small Business Administration?s ?Introduction to Entrepreneurship? known as ?Boots to Business? which is

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a course offered within the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Additionally, these organizations will provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments and mentoring to veteran, service disabled veteran, active duty, Reserve, Guard, and military spouse/survivor entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in starting new or expanding/diversifying established small businesses.

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.

For addresses of the SBA field offices, see Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Camba, Inc. $ 150,000   2017-09-302018-09-29
Cen-tex Certified Development Corporation $ 32,043   2017-07-012018-06-30
Georgia Southern University Research And Service Foundation, Inc.-$ 32,886   2016-07-012017-06-30
Veterans Advocacy Foundation Inc $ 243,122   2015-05-012016-07-31
Vetbiz Central $ 165,000   2015-05-012016-04-30
Southwest Louisiana Business Development Center $ 715,600   2010-04-202015-04-19
Syracuse University $ 133,333   2013-12-312014-06-29
Fayetteville State University $ 20,000   2013-06-012014-05-31
Vietnam Veterans Of California, Inc. $ 579,604   2010-09-302013-09-29
Syracuse University $ 3,050,000   2010-09-302013-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To establish Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) for the benefit of small business concerns and potential small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, active duty service members, Guard & Reserve members and military spouses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants may be education institutions, private businesses, veterans? nonprofit community-based organizations, and Federal, State, local and tribal government agencies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

First beneficiaries are eligible veterans, active duty service members, Guard & Reserve members and military spouses who seek to start and manage a small business; second beneficiaries are all others.

Credentials/Documentation

Credentials and documentation can be found on the annual program announcement. 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. Applicants will submit proposals based on a request for proposal (RFP). The RFP may request that the applicant apply for a cooperative agreement. This will be made clear at the time of the RFP is issued. Instructions for applying will be contained in the RFP document.

Award Procedures

The proposal will be subject to an independent panel review. The elements of the panel review will include a review of the technical and cost proposals, each under a separate cover.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Small Business Act, Section 8(b)(17) (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(17)).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Usually within 30 to 90 days after closing date of the RFP.

Appeals

In accordance with FAR Part 33 if a contract; or not applicable if a grant.

Renewals

Subject to the exercise of option years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Usually not to exceed 12 months for the basic effort and four option years. Funds are made available on a cost reimbursement basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Additional detail provided on SBA's website at sba.gov/ovbd.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Additional detail provided on SBA's website at sba.gov/ovbd.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. When necessary, on a case-by-case basis.

Records

The recipient should be prepared to maintain detailed, complete, and accurate client activity records of a sufficiency to reflect clearly the nature and variety of the services provided. Financial records must be maintained until 3 years after the completion of the grant project or submission of the final report, whichever is later. The recipient should be prepared to participate in the development of a program-wide intranet system.

Financial Information

Account Identification

73-0400-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $12,808,000; FY 17 est $12,300,000; and FY 18 est $11,250,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact the Federal agency for more information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. For addresses of the SBA field offices, see Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.

Headquarters Office

Raymond Milano 409 3rd St., SW 5th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: raymond.milano@sba.gov Phone: 202-205-6777

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The technical proposal will consist of four sections: (1) Mission Experience, (2) Organizational Experience & Capacity, (3) SBA Resource Partner Collaboration, (4) Market Assessment, (5) Project Objectives and Performance Metrics, (6) Innovation and (7) Financial Management Capability. The cost proposal will be evaluated based on reasonableness of cost and compliance with OMB Circulars A-110 or A-112. Additionally the cost proposal must contain (1) a comprehensive development plan, (2) budget preparation, and (3) expenditures for fundraising activities may not be charged as a cost item and demonstration of adequate community based resources to achieve matching formula for nonfederal funds.



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