Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/11/2022

Boots to Business Follow On Training 2022-002

he purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to invite proposals for funding from eligible private and non-profit organizations, local and state government agencies, and institutions of higher education to provide synchronous online entrepreneurship training to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. The entrepreneurship training shall be a continuation of the training participants receive as part of SBA’s Boots to Business (B2B) Training Program or the Boots to Business Reboot (B2BR) Training Program.

Additionally, applicants will provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments, and mentoring services to veteran, active duty, Reserve, National Guard, military spouse/survivor entrepreneurs, and small business owners interested in starting a new venture or expanding and diversifying established small businesses. This Notice of Funding Opportunity is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligible organizations and institutions of higher learning may submit only one (1) proposal in response to this PA. Any additional applications from the same organizations and institutions will automatically be rejected without being evaluated. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: April 11, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for this funding opportunity an applicant must: • Be an eligible entity: non-profit organization, local or state agency, private sector firm or an institution of higher learning; and, • Demonstrate a history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training for service members who are aspiring or existing small business owners and members of one the following populations: veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the National Guard or Reserve Component, active-duty service members, or military spouses of service members or veterans. The quality of a program can be demonstrated by resultant new business starts, business expansions or diversifications, as well as jobs created and/or retained and connection to other resources such as SBA resource partners.

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