Small Business Programs – Certifications

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.50 percent or $132.9 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, over $12 billion increase from the previous fiscal year. Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the second time in Scorecard history that the women-owned small business contracting goal of 5% has been met*. The federal government also added a record-breaking one million jobs to the American economy with $132.9 billion in prime contract dollars awarded to small businesses and $90.7 billion in subcontracts awarded. Overall, the federal government earned an “A” on this year’s government-wide Scorecard.  A copy of the document is available at https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-08/G-W.pdf


As the owner of a small business, you may qualify for specific SBA programs based on a variety of factors. Specific program information is available below.

Small Business
There is no formal certification for small businesses. However, a business’ size is determined by its NAICS code(s) and its 3 year averaged number of employees or annual sales revenue. To view the Small Business Size Standard Table, please CLICK HERE.

SBA HUBZone Certification
The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones – “HUBZones” – through the establishment of preferences. SBA’s HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. A HUBZone map, application and more specific information is available at www.sba.gov/hubzone

For additional assistance on the SBA HUBZone Certification program please contact Ben Blanc at (414)270-3600 or at benjaminb@wispro.org.

SBA 8(a) Program
The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Click the link to participate in an online 8(a) training course.
https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/8a-business-development-program

For additional assistance on the SBA 8(a) program please contact Benjamin Blanc at (414)270-3600 or at benjaminb@wispro.org.

SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program
The Small Business Administration administers a self certifying program from Woman Owned Small businesses. To view additional information on this program, click the link.
https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/women-owned-small-businesses

For additional information on the SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, please contact Kim Garber at kimg@wispro.org or (608)444-0047

Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Verification Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Has Special Authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business/Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) Set-aside and Sole Source Contracts. Click the link to view the online VetBiz portal to see if your Veteran Owned or Service Disabled Veteran Owned business qualifies for the program.
http://www.va.gov/osdbu/veteran/verification.asp

CLICK HERE for information related to contracting programs available to Native Owned Businesses.

For additional information on the Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Verification Program, please contact Benjamin Blanc at benjaminb@wispro.org or 414-270-3600