The Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.
In FY 2007, the grantees assisted 453 small businesses in implementing full or partial drug free workplace programs. The grantees educated 2,731 small businesses on the benefits of a drug free workplace program. Additionally, the grantees financially assisted 1,506 small businesses and technically assisted 1,745 small businesses.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds restricted to the use of assisting small businesses.
A current small business owner.
Small businesses, including those owned by low-income and handicapped individuals located in high unemployment areas.
Statement of, company financial statements, resumes and job descriptions, organizational chart, technical proposal, milestones and letters of intended partnerships/collaborative efforts.
Aplication and Award Process
Submission of proposal to the central Office of SBA through www.grants.gov.
The standard application forms as furnished by the SBA must be used for this program.
The eligible intermediary should coordinate with potential resources.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Applications are filed by the eligible intermediary through www.grants.gov.
Applicant receives an executed cooperative agreement.
Small Business Act, Section 21(c)(3)(T) and Section 27 (15 U.S.C. Sections 648(c)(3)(T) and 654) (Title IX of Public Law 105-277, Public Law 108-447).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Range from 30 to 60 days.
Varies with individual proposals.
This program is for a period of two years with one two-year option period and is subject to availability of funds. After the four years, the grantees must reapply.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements run for a period of two years with one two-year option period.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required to be submitted to the SBA Central Office no later than 30 days following the end of the required time period.
A final report is due 90 days after the end of the cooperative agreement year.
Adequate accounting system.
Administration: FY 07 $91,000; FY 08 $96,000; and FY 09 $108,000 Grants: FY 07 $758,000; FY 08 $990,000; and FY 09 $990,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $100,000 to $250,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
DFWP Program Announcement, Small Business Act, Section 21(c)(3)(T) and Section 27 (15 U.S.C. Sections 648(c)(3)(T) and 654) (Title IX of Public Law 105-277, Public Law 108-447).
Regional or Local Office
For addresses of the field offices, see Appendix IV of the Catalog under the Small Business Administration.
Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Development Centers, 409 3rd, S.W., Washington, DC 20416. Telephone: (202) 205-6766; Fax: (202) 205-7727.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Selection criteria are as posted in the program announcement.
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