MBDA Business Center Program

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All of California
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Eligible applicants include: • Private sector entities, defined as entities that are not public sector entities. This includes, for example, for-profit entities of any type and non-profit entities, and may include quasi-governmental entities that are not agents of the state, but does not include the Federal Government, any Federal agency, or any instrumentality of the Federal Government. • Public sector entities, defined as States, agencies of a State, political subdivisions of a State, or agencies of a political subdivision of a State • Native entities, which means a Tribal Government; an Alaska Native village or Regional or Village Corporation, as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.); a Native Hawaiian organization, as that term is defined in section 7517 of title 20; the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. • Institutions of higher education
Ms. Nakita Chambers

This notice requests applications from qualified organizations to operate MBDA Business Centers in six states, Arkansas, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Utah. The Business Centers will facilitate the growth and job creation in minority business enterprises in their locales by providing expert technical assistance to minority business enterprises consistent with the terms of this Notice of Funding Opportunity. These programs align with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) strategic mission goals to support minority business enterprises (MBEs) and the Administration’s strategic priority to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the Federal government.Pre-Application Teleconference: MBDA will conduct a series of pre-application teleconferences from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern time on the following dates with focus areas noted below:• April 28 – General competition information, key changes from previous competitions and key dates, live Question and Answer session• May 3 – Program priorities and objectives with examples, live Question and Answer session• May 10 – Budget pitfalls to avoid and best practices, live Question and Answer session• May 17 – Measuring success and performance, live Question and Answer session Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the teleconference. Please visit the MBDA website at www.mbda.gov to register and view recordings of the teleconferences, as well as other additional information.

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