According to Daily Globe, the US Small Business Administration has begun accepting grant proposals from organizations that are interested in offering training, guidance, counseling, mentoring, and procurement assistance to small businesses.
Under this new program, the SBA expects to make 10 to 20 grant awards for fiscal year 2011.
To be eligible for these grant awards, an applicant must: be a private, non-profit 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 that it has the capacity to provide assistance to small businesses.
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the government-wide financial assistance portal www.grants.gov by Feb. 25.
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