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Small Business Development Centers in Central America

Post Date

May 8th 2016

Application Due Date

June 20th 2016

No Explanation

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce
Community Development
Employment, Labor and Training

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Non-Profits Without 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education

Foreign NGOs and foreign public entities (Public International Organizations -PIOs) also eligible to apply


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $1188118 - $1188118

Grant Description

The United States Department of StateДш╙s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) announces a Notification of Funding Opportunity to increase and expand Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in Central America. Subject to the availability of funds, WHA intends to issue an award in an amount not to exceed $1,188,118 in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds for a project period of up to three years.The United States SBDC model is designed to foster local and regional economic development through the support and expansion of small businesses. This support includes providing consultation, training, and other and resources to small businesses to enable job creation and retention. Since 2010, Central American governments have invested a significant amount of their own political and financial capital in replicating the U.S. model of SBDCs and adapting it within their countries. Central American countries have established 38 centers, usually hosted by universities in local communities This Small Business Development Center project will support technical assistance for strengthening and expanding the SBDC model in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. USAID will separately provide technical assistance for El SalvadorДш╙s network of SBDCs. Programs will incorporate efforts to facilitate equal access to training and advisory services for women entrepreneurs. Deadline for Receipt of Questions: June 13, 2016

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

  • Agency Contact: Contact Center
    Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

    Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.

  • Agency Mailing Address: Customer Support

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  • More Information:

    Small Business Development Centers in Central America

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