Small Business Administration offers grants
January 18, 2011
Issaquah businesses could qualify for grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The federal agency is accepting grant proposals from eligible national organizations interested in providing training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses through the Small Business Teaming Pilot program.
Congress established the program in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and the SBA expects to make 10 to 20 grant awards worth up to $5 million in the 2011 fiscal year.
Applicants must be a private, nonprofit or for-profit entity; have been in existence continually for the past three years; have experience dealing with issues relating to small business on a national level; and demonstrate a capacity to provide assistance to small businesses.