The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issues Notice of Funding Opportunity No.
OSBDC-2021-03 (CY) to invite public or private institution of higher education; a land-grant college or university; a college or school of business, engineering, commerce, or agriculture; a community or junior
college; a currently operating Women’s Business Center under § 29 of the Small Business Act; or a combination of two or more of these entities and must conduct a majority of its operations within, and be physically headquartered in, the Territory of American Samoa.The SBDC program is the SBA’s largest matching grant program, funding a service delivery network to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement.
The SBDCs, in partnership with SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) and SBA District Offices, develop programs and provide business management and other services that enhance the economic development goals and objectives of SBA and their other respective state and local funding partners.
The SBDC program is a broad-based system of assistance for the small business community that links the resources of Federal, state and local governments with those of the educational community and the private sector.
Although SBA is responsible for the general management and oversight of the SBDC program, a partnership exists between SBA and the recipient organization to effectuate the delivery of assistance to the small business community.Questions about this Notice of Funding Opportunity should be directed to the Office of Small Business Development Centers at SBDCGrantsq@sba.gov.Link to full 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity: