Women's Business Center Sustainability Project

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Women's Business Center Sustainability Project: Program Announcement No. OWBO-2005-023 U.S. Small Business Administration / Office of Womens Business Ownership Federal Assistance to Conduct Womens Business Centers (WBC) to Provide Financial Counseling and other Management and Technical Assistance Services to Women OPENING DATE: MARCH 10, 2005 CLOSING DATE: APRIL 14, 2005 Extension of Due Date: MAY 5, 2005 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to issue Program Announcement No.OWBO-2005-023 to invite applications from eligible nonprofit organizations to conduct Womens Business Center (WBC) projects, subject to continued authorization and funding. An eligible applicant is a previously funded WBC recipient that completed a full project term; or a currently funded WBC recipient that is in the final year of its 5-year project term. The successful applicant will receive a cooperative agreement award for one year plus 4 optional years, subject to continued authorization and funding, to provide counseling, training and other technical assistance to women who want to start or expand businesses. The authorizing legislation is the Small Business Act, (15 U.S.C. Section 656 (1) (as amended by Public Law 108-447). 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 and others. 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 and who are socially and economically disadvantaged in the target group. The applicant may focus on specialized business categories to assist women and others who are veterans, have disabilities, and are in agribusiness, home-based businesses and living in Empowerment Zones, rural and urban areas. SBA will require award recipients to provide content and support to the SBA-funded Online Womens Business Center (www.onlinewbc.gov) and provide training on the business uses of the Internet. Award recipients must provide non-Federal matching funds as follows: one non-Federal dollar for each Federal dollar. Up to one-half of the non-Federal match funds may be in the form of in-kind contributions and 50% of match must be in cash. 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, Agreement Officer at (202) 205-6622.
Federal Grant Title: Women's Business Center Sustainability Project
Federal Agency Name: Small Business Administration
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OWBO-2005-023
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: Apr 14, 2005
Posted Date: Apr 12, 2005
Creation Date: Apr 12, 2005
Archive Date: Sep 26, 2005
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $125,950
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $125,950
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
To conduct Women's Business Center projects.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
An eligible candidate is a previously funded WBC recipient that completed a full project term; or a currently funded WBC recipient that is in the final year of its 5-year project term.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Dinkins, Adrienne, Grants Management Specialist, Phone (202) 205-6622, Fax (202) 205-6821, Email Electronic.Grants@sba.gov Electronic.Grants@sba.gov Dinkins, Adrienne
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