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Portable Assistance Project

Post Date

May 6th 2008

Application Due Date

May 12th 2008

May 12, 2008, 11:59 EDT This Funding Opportunity is also being announced under Funding Opportunity Number SBDC-2008-04. You do not need to apply under both announcements. Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


SBDC Lead Centers


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $50000 - $100000

Grant Description

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to issue Program Announcement No.OSBDC-2008-04 to invite applications from currently funded Lead Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to develop portable assistance projects as authorized by Section 21(a)(4)(C)(viii)of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. ¤ 648(a)(4)(viii))15 USC Section 648). Applicants will provide business management and technical assistance, including short and long-term counseling, and training to clients who want to start or stabilize a small business. This funding to Lead Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) is for the specific purpose of providing programs and services for small businesses in communities suffering economic hardship attributable to the downsizing or closing of businesses or government facilities. The SBDC program is the SBA’s largest matching grant-funded service delivery network providing high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement. The SBDCs, in partnership with SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) and SBA District Offices, develop programs and provide business management and other services that enhance the economic development goals and objectives of SBA and their other respective state and local funding partners. The SBDC program is a broad-based system of assistance for the small business community that links the resources of Federal, state, and local governments with those of the educational community and the private sector. Although SBA is responsible for the general management and oversight of the SBDC program, a partnership exists between SBA and the recipient organization to effectuate the delivery of assistance to the small business community. Questions about this program announcement, budget, or funding matters should be directed to Only Lead SBDC centers are eligible for this award.

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