Women's Business Center Program

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Women's Business Center Program: ATTENTION: This modification is issued to rescind the request for required documents shown under Program Announcement 2006-024, Section IV; A.; 3. a.-f., and the volunteer Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants form. Successful applicants selected under this announcement will be requested to submit these forms at a later date as determined by SBA. Program Announcement No. OWBO-2006-024U.S. Small Business Administration / Office of Womens Business Ownership Federal Assistance to Start New Womens Business Centers (WBC) Projects Opening: April 12, 2006Closing: May 17, 2006 at 11:59 pmThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to issue Program Announcement No.OWBO-2006-024 to invite organizations to apply for a grant to start a new Womens Business Center project. An eligible applicant is a private nonprofit organization with 501 (c) tax exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service. The successful applicant will receive a cooperative agreement award for one year plus 4 optional years, subject to availability of funds, to provide counseling, training and other technical assistance to women who want to start or expand businesses. The authorizing legislation is Section 29 (1) of the Small Business Act, (15 U.S.C. Section 656 (1) (as amended by Public Law 109-108). The program announcement will be similar to the SBA Program Announcement No. OWBO-2006-025, which invites previous WBC recipients to apply for a second 5-year term to sustain their existing WBC projects. A Womens Business Center is a community-based project that is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration through a grant that requires matching funds. The project is a planned scope of activities that provide business skills services targeted to women. The project must operate as a distinct unit of the recipients organization having its own budget for staff, facilities, equipment and resources to carry out project activities. The WBC services must include long-term training and counseling to benefit nascent and existing small business concerns that are owned and controlled by women. Service areas must include financial, management, marketing, eCommerce and government procurement/certification assistance. Applicants must plan to include women who are socially and economically disadvantaged in the target group. The applicant may focus on specialized business categories to assist women who are veterans, have disabilities, and are in agribusiness, home-based businesses and living in Empowerment Zones, rural and urban areas, etc. Award recipients must provide non-Federal matching funds as follows: In project years one and two, the recipient must provide match equal to one non-Federal dollar for each two Federal dollars. In project years three, four and five, the recipient must provide match equal to one non-Federal dollar for each Federal dollar. Questions about this program announcement should be directed Sally Murrell, Office of Womens Business Ownership, at (202)205-6673. Questions about budget or funding matters should be directed to Adrienne Y. Dinkins, Office of Procurement & Grants Management at (202) 205-6622.
Federal Grant Title: Women's Business Center Program
Federal Agency Name: Small Business Administration
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OWBO-2006-024
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 59.043
CFDA Descriptions: Women's Business Ownership Assistance
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: May 17, 2006
Posted Date: Apr 11, 2006
Creation Date: May 15, 2006
Archive Date: May 18, 2006
Total Program Funding: $12,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
An eligible applicant must be a private, non-profit organization with 501(c) Federal tax-exempt status from the U.S. Department of Treasury/Internal Revenue Service.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Phone (800) 518-4726 support@grants.gov Support Group
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