Transition Assistance ? Entrepreneurship Track (Boots to Business)

Boots to Business (B2B) grant/cooperative agreement funding enables eligible organizations to provide follow-on online entrepreneurship training, information and resources, and domestic and global delivery of the B2B two-day ?Introduction to Entrepreneurship? classroom course to transitioning service
members, spouses and family members, and veterans.

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

Funding opportunity released to public via 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.


Not Applicable.


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 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 Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Additional detail provided on SBA?s website at

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Dena Moglia 409 3rd St., SW 5th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: 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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