MBDA Business Center

This Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announces the anticipated availability of funding for the MBDA Business Center program, and solicits competitive applications for operators of MBDA Business Centers in six locations.

The services provided will be implemented to generate increased financing


and contract opportunities and related awards to minority business enterprises (MBEs).

In addition, the services provided will assist MBEs to create and retain jobs.

MBDA intends to award six (6) individual cooperative agreements pursuant to this FFO.

The total award period for each of the MBDA Business Center projects is expected to be three (3) years.

Specific locations and funding amounts for the MBDA Business Center projects are detailed in the table below and in Appendix A of the full text of the announcement.

Funding for this program has not yet been appropriated.

MBDA anticipates a total of $2,100,000 in FY 2013 funds will be available to fund the financial assistance awards for the MBDA Business Center projects identified in this FFO.

The Agency also anticipates that $2,100,000 will be available in FY 2014 through FY 2015 to support continuation funding for this project.

The MBDA Business Center program is not a grant program to start or to expand an individual business.

Applications must be submitted to operate an MBDA Business Center and to provide business consulting services to eligible minority-owned firms as set forth in this FFO.

Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered by MBDA for funding.
Related Programs

MBDA Business Center

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: None

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
For-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, Native American Tribes and educational institutions are eligible to apply to operate MBDA Business Centers.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Ms. Joann Hill, Acting ChiefMBDA Office of Business DevelopmentU.S. Department of Commerce14th and Constitution Ave., N.W.Room 5079Washington, DC 20230Tel: 202-482-1940

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