HOT TOPICS: SBA Launches Funding for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Photo courtesy of IVN.us.
Photo courtesy of IVN.us.

The U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] Office of Veterans Business Development [OVBD] announced on Monday, Nov. 7, a $300,000 funding opportunity for women and veteran-owned businesses through its Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program.

The SBA expects to provide up to six awards through this program with a minimum amount of $25,000 each.

Those who are selected will be organizations with a demonstrated history of providing successful entrepreneurship training to women veterans, women service members and women spouses of service members and veterans.

The funding opportunity is open to non-profit organizations, local or state agencies, private sector firms and institutions of higher learning.

Beneficiaries of the program will include: veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the National Guard or Reserve Component, active duty service members or women spouses of service members or veterans. Applications must be received by Monday, Dec. 12.

For more information, see program announcement No. WVETP-2017-01 at www.grants.gov.