USA: Alaska; Illinois; Indiana; Mississippi; Missouri; New Jersey; Ohio; Vermont; West Virginia
USA Territories: Guam (USA); Virgin Islands (USA)
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Grants to Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands nonprofits including IHEs to assist new and established women entrepreneurs. Eligible programs are community centers offering women entrepreneurs financial, management, marketing and other types of business assistance that they may need.
Programs should give particular consideration to disadvantaged populations, particularly the handicapped, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and those whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
The Applicants selected for award under this program announcement are required to maximize efforts to leverage the SBA funding by working in conjunction with the SBA’s District Offices and other Federal, state, local and tribal government small business development programs and activities; the SBA resource partners such as SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, 7(j) Technical Assistance providers, Small Business Investment Companies, Certified Development Companies, and the SBA lenders; universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher education; and private organizations such as chambers of commerce and trade and industry groups and associations.
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September 30, 2015 – September 29, 2016
For the Initial Phase, awards will be made for a 5-year period of performance, consisting of a base period of twelve (12) months from the date of award and four (4) option periods of twelve (12) months each.
For the Renewal Phase, awards (if any) will be made for a 3-year period of performance, consisting of a base period of twelve (12) months from date of award and two (2) option periods of twelve (12) months each.
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