Black-Owned Small Businesses 

Programs for Black - Owned Businesses

  • Small Disadvantaged Business Certification: Small businesses can register for federal contracts as Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Eligibility applies to disadvantaged owners who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Criteria for this program can be found through the SBA​​

  • 8(a) Business Development Program: Federal program done to provide contracting and assistance for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and gives access to business development through training, consulting, marketing, and technical assistance. 

    • To watch our recorded webinar on this program click here.

  • SBA Mentor-Protege Program (MPP):  The SBA program allows small businesses to partner (protege) with an experienced business (mentor) to guide proteges through business development. Check for eligibility

  • HUBZones Program: Federal program to aid small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. If eligible, small businesses are able to set-aside contracts made specifically for HUBZone business, as well as a 10% price evaluation preference to contract competitions. 

Check for eligibility.​ 

To watch our recorded webinar on this program click here.

Other Resources 

  • Minority Business Development Agency: The MBDA helps provide customized business development and industry focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts, and markets.

  • Local Assistance:  Talk with your city/county to find more programs or funding in your local area 

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.