Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC)

The summary for the Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Small Business Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC): Eligible organizations (as defined in Section 3.2) may apply for an Initial Phase VBOC Award of financial assistance under this Funding Opportunity to fund implementation of a Veterans Business Outreach Center in the geographic coverage areas defined in Appendix A. Applicants are limited to the defined coverage areas and can apply for all, or part, of a defined coverage area. As a major component of the VBOC program Applicants are expected to provide entrepreneurship training through the Boots to Business (B2B) and Reboot Training programs to transitioning military personnel and veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs. VBOCs will be expected to cover 100% of the Boots to Business classes within their coverage area. Additionally, funds will be used to offer traditional business counseling and technical assistance to veterans, service-members, military spouses, and others interested in starting or growing a small business.
Federal Grant Title: Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC)
Federal Agency Name: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: VBOC-2018-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 59.044
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 8th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: January 8th, 2018
Posted Date: November 20th, 2017
Creation Date: November 20th, 2017
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $375,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $225,000
Expected Number of Awards: 23
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: November 17th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
• Be a nonprofit organization, local or state agencies, private sector firm or institute of higher learning. • Demonstrate a history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training to aspiring entrepreneurs or existing small business owners that are members of the following populations: veterans, service-disabled veterans, Reserve Component members or National Guard, transitioning service members, spouses of service members or veterans, and other beneficiaries interested in starting or growing a small enterprise. The quality of a program can be demonstrated by new business starts, business expansions or diversifications number of contracts awarded and loans approved, as well as jobs created and/or retained, and connection to other programs such as SBA resource partners.
Grant Announcement Contact
Janet Moorman
Program Officer
Phone (202) 205-7419
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