Dept. of Commerce-MBDA Business Center Program. Deadline: 6/2/22. $21M Available.
MBDA Business Center Program
This notice requests applications from qualified organizations to operate MBDA Business Centers in six states, Arkansas, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Utah. The Business Centers will facilitate the growth and job creation in minority business enterprises in their locales by providing expert technical assistance to minority business enterprises consistent with the terms of this Notice of Funding Opportunity. These programs align with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) strategic mission goals to support minority business enterprises (MBEs) and the Administration’s strategic priority to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the Federal government.
Eligible applicants include: • Private sector entities, defined as entities that are not public sector entities. This includes, for example, for-profit entities of any type and non-profit entities, and may include quasi-governmental entities that are not agents of the state, but does not include the Federal Government, any Federal agency, or any instrumentality of the Federal Government. • Public sector entities, defined as States, agencies of a State, political subdivisions of a State, or agencies of a political subdivision of a State • Native entities, which means a Tribal Government; an Alaska Native village or Regional or Village Corporation, as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.); a Native Hawaiian organization, as that term is defined in section 7517 of title 20; the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. • Institutions of higher education
Total Amount Available:
June 2, 2022
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