HUBZone Program

The purpose of the HUBZone program is to provide federal contracting assistance for qualified small business concerns (SBCs) located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in such areas.

This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

HUBZone certification allows certain small businesses to compete for set-aside contracts aimed at spurring investment in low median income or high unemployment areas.



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.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: See https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program. Fiscal Year 2017: No data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The HUBZone Program stimulates capital investment, creation of jobs, and economic development in distressed rural and urban communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to firms certified by SBA as 'qualified' HUBZone small businesses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the program, a firm must (1) be a small business (as defined by SBA Size Standards), (2) be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U.S.

citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian Organization, or an Indian tribe, (3) be located (principal office) in a HUBZone, and (4) certify that least 35 percent of its employees are residents of a HUBZone.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The HUBZone Program is precisely targeted to provide contract opportunities - revenue sources - to firms located in approximately 19,467 qualified census tracts, 767 qualified non-metropolitan counties, 593 qualified Indian Lands, 108 qualified base closure areas, and 37 Qualified Disaster Areas.

Credentials/Documentation

Application for HUBZone status is accomplished on-line. 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. Applications are made on-line via the Intranet at www.sba.gov/hubzone.

Award Procedures

Applicant is notified of program participation approval electronically within 90 days of receipt of a completed application, whenever practicable.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Small Business Act, Section 31 (15 U.S.C. 657a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

An average of 90 days from the receipt of a complete application.

Appeals

Additional information available at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Renewals

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

See information at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Additional information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Additional information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

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. Information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

73-0100-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $3,184,000; FY 17 est $3,000,000; and FY 18 est $2,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Additional information available on SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The HUBZone Act of 1997, the HUBZones in Native America Act of 2000, and the Small Business Administration Authorization and Manufacturing Assistance Act of 2004, and program regulations. 13 CFR Part 126. See the HUBZone website: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.

Headquarters Office

Mariana Pardo 409 3rd St., SW 8th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: mariana.pardo@sba.gov Phone: 202-205-2985

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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