Minority Business Enterprise Center (Ohio and New York)

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Minority Business Enterprise Center (Ohio and New York): The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) under its Minority Business Enterprise Center Program in the following geographic areas: The Cleveland MBDC located in Cleveland, OH with the geographic service area of the State of Ohio and the Queens MBEC in Jamaica, NY with the geographic service area of the New York counties of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. Note: MBDA published an announcement on July 26, 2006 (as amended on August 10, 2006) soliciting competitive applications for operators of the Cleveland MBEC and the Queens MBEC. However, due to the lack of responsive applications, the Cleveland MBEC and the Queens MBEC competitions were deemed unsuccessful by MBDA. On December 22, 2006, MBDA published a Federal Notice (71 FR 76981) allowing for up to a 120-day funded extension (on a non-competitive basis) of the current award for the Queens MBEC to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent operator while MBDA completes the solicitation process for an operator of the Queens MBEC for the next award period. The Cleveland MBEC is a new project without an incumbent operator and therefore a similar extension was not necessary for this project. This Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO or Announcement) re-solicits competitive applications for the Cleveland MBEC and for the Queens MBEC and replaces in its entirety the previously published competitive solicitation for these projects. In order to receive consideration, applicants must comply with all information and requirements contained in this FFO. NOTE: This is not a grant program to help start a business. Applications submitted must be to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center and to provide business consultation to eligible minority clients. A 20% cost share is required. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. For-profit entities (including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations), non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, American Indian Tribes and educational institutions are eligible to operate MBECs. Applicants receiving three (3) consecutive funding award cycles (beginning 2007 through 2015) will not be eligible to receive an award in 2016 (and thereafter). The MBEC Program requires MBEC staff to provide standardized business assistance services to minority firms with $500,000 or more in annual revenues and/or "rapid growth-potential" minority businesses ("Strategic Growth Initiative" or "SGI" firms) directly; to develop a network of strategic partnerships; to charge client fees; and to provide strategic business consulting. These requirements will be used to generate increased results with respect to financing and contracts awarded to minority-owned firms and thus, are a key component of this program. The MBEC Program will concentrate on serving SGI firms capable of generating significant employment and long-term economic growth. The MBEC Program shall leverage telecommunications technology, including the Internet, and a variety of online computer-based resources to dramatically increase the level of service that the MBEC can provide to minority-owned firms. Dates: The closing date for receipt of applications is March 5, 2007. Completed applications must be received by MBDA no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at the address below for paper submission or at www.Grants.gov for electronic submission. The due date and time is the same for electronic submissions as it is for paper submissions. The date that applications will be deemed to have been submitted electronically shall be the date and time received at Grants.gov. Applicants should save and print the proof of submission they receive from Grants.gov. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Anticipated time for processing is sixty (60) days from the date of publication of this Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). MBDA anticipates that awards for the Cleveland and Queens MBECs will be made with a start date of May 1, 2007.
Federal Grant Title: Minority Business Enterprise Center (Ohio and New York)
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 1180002052007
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.800
CFDA Descriptions: Minority Business Enterprise Centers
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 05, 2007 Completed applications must be recei
Posted Date: Feb 05, 2007
Creation Date: Feb 05, 2007
Archive Date: Mar 06, 2007
Total Program Funding: $416,389
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $222,389
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $194,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Special district governments For profit organizations other than small businesses Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education City or township governments State governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) County governments Small businesses Private institutions of higher education Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
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Grant Announcement Contact
Efrain Gonzalez
Program Manager
Phone 202-482-1940 egonzalez@mbda.gov egonzalez@mbda.gov
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