Nonprofit organizations and private sector firms can now compete for up to $500,000 in funding to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced June 14.
Applications will be accepted through July 12.
Up to two awardees will use the $500,000 to participate in the SBA’s Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program. The funds will be used to cover the costs of educating veterans and service-disabled veterans who intend to pursue, or are already engaged in, federal procurement.
“With the U.S. Government being the single largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, there is a tremendous opportunity for our veteran small business community to tap into government contracting,” said Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator for the SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, in a prepared statement. “Through our Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program, we will continue to provide grants that train and empower veterans and service-disabled veterans as they enter and expand in the federal marketplace.”
Eligible organizations must submit applications for the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program funding opportunity by July 12 through Grants.gov. Search for opportunity number SB-OVVT-21-001.
The SBA will host a conference call on June 22 at 2 p.m. to answer questions related to the grant announcement. Please submit any questions to Jerry Godwin at email@example.com no later than June 17.