Small Business Development Centers in Central America

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Small Business Development Centers in Central America: The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) announces a Notification of Funding Opportunity to increase and expand Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in Central America. Subject to the availability of funds, WHA intends to issue an award in an amount not to exceed $1,188,118 in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds for a project period of up to three years.The United States SBDC model is designed to foster local and regional economic development through the support and expansion of small businesses. This support includes providing consultation, training, and other and resources to small businesses to enable job creation and retention. Since 2010, Central American governments have invested a significant amount of their own political and financial capital in replicating the U.S. model of SBDCs and adapting it within their countries. Central American countries have established 38 centers, usually hosted by universities in local communities This Small Business Development Center project will support technical assistance for strengthening and expanding the SBDC model in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. USAID will separately provide technical assistance for El Salvador’s network of SBDCs. Programs will incorporate efforts to facilitate equal access to training and advisory services for women entrepreneurs. Deadline for Receipt of Questions: June 13, 2016
Federal Grant Title: Small Business Development Centers in Central America
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Employment Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: WHAP-WHAAQPPC-16-004
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 322076
CFDA Descriptions: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) Grant Programs (including Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas)
Current Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2016 No Explanation
Original Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2016 No Explanation
Posted Date: May 8, 2016
Creation Date: May 8, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 20, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,188,118
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,188,118
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,188,118
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign NGOs and foreign public entities (Public International Organizations -PIOs) also eligible to apply
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Small Business Development Centers in Central America
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