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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To fund eligible organizations in providing online follow-on entrepreneurship training to B2B graduates and to deliver the two-day B2B ?Introduction to Entrepreneurship? course at state-side overseas installations.
Beneficiaries must be eligible for transition assistance as defined by Department of Defense policy.
Eligible applicants may be a non-profit organization, a state, local, or tribal government agency, an institution of higher learning, a for-profit organization, or collaboration between such entities.
First beneficiaries are eligible transitioning service members, spouses and family members, and veterans, as defined by DOD policy.
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 is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants submit using standard agency process administered via grants.gov
Funding opportunity released to public via grants.gov. Proposals submitted and Proposals evaluated by independent panel review. The elements of the panel review include a review of the technical and cost proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
15 U.S.C. 637(b)(1)(A) and (b)(17) and 648 ( Section 8(b)(1)(A) and (b)(17) and Section 21 of the Small Business Act).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days. Usually From 30 to 960 days after closing date of RFP.
Subject to the exercise of option years.
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 periods of 12 months each. Funds are made available on a cost reimbursement basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded on SBA?s website at www.sba.gov/ovbd. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Additional detail provided on SBA?s website at www.sba.gov/ovbd.
Progress reports and budget reports are required.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
When necessary, on a case-by-case basis.
Government monitors performance through day-to-day management relationship with grantee; grants are cooperative agreements so ?substantial involvement? of government is required.
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.
The recipient(s) should be prepared to maintain detailed, complete, and accurate records 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(s) should be prepared to participate in the development of a program-wide customer relationship management (CRM) system.
(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 16 $12,808,000; FY 17 est $12,300,000; and FY 18 est $11,250,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Contact the Federal agency for more information.
Regional or Local Office
Dena Moglia 409 3rd St., SW 5th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: Dena.Moglia@sba.gov Phone: 202-205-7034
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The technical proposal will consist of five weighted sections: (1) Project Summary and Approach; (2) ,Programmatic Capability; (3) Entrepreneurial Development or Economic Results ? Outputs, Outcomes and Measures; (4) Leveraging of Resources; and (5) Risk Management and Budget. The cost proposal will be evaluated based on reasonableness of cost and compliance with OMB Circulars A-110 or A-112.
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