Women's Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP)

Funding Agency:
Small Business Administration

The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals for funding from eligible non-profit organizations, local and state agencies and institutions of higher learning to further build their capacity to market and deliver their existing entrepreneurship training program(s) to women service members and veterans as well as women military spouses who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business. 

The Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP) provides entrepreneurship training to women veterans, women service members as well as women spouses of service members and veterans interested in starting, growing and diversifying new and established small business concerns.

Eligible organizations and institutions of higher learning may submit only one (1) proposal in response to this Announcement. Any additional applications from the same organizations and institutions will automatically be rejected without being evaluated.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: Interested applicants should contact Paul Noe (paul.noe@duke.edu) as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: March 19, 2020

Agency Website

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.
  • Demonstrate a history of providing quality entrepreneurship and/or business management training for women 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 women 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. 



Amount Description

A total of $300,000 in funding is available for the program in FY 2020. SBA Expects to make up to six (6) awards; minimum award of $25,000, maximum award of $300,000.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

External Deadline

March 19, 2020