The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting applications from candidates to operate a new MBDA Business Center in one of the following locations: Bridgeport, CT; Buffalo, NY; Green Bay, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, MS; or Portland, OR. Applications are due June 22, 2013, and a pre-application teleconference will be held on June 4.
MBDA Business Centers are designed to create jobs for Americans and foster global business expansion by assisting minority-owned businesses with strategic consulting services and by assisting these businesses with obtaining public and private sector contracts and capital investments. Eligible applicants include: tribes; for-profit entities; non-profit organizations; state and local government entities; and educational institutions. The award is a four-year award for Fiscal Years 2013-2016. The MBDA estimates $250,000 will be available each fiscal year.
Further information on this funding opportunity may be found at: http://www.mbda.gov/main/grant-competitions/fy-2013-mbda-business-center-american-indian-and-native-alaskan-solicitation
Those who wish to take part in the pre-application teleconference may register at: http://www.mbda.gov/main/grant-competitions/pre-application-conference-fy-2013-mbda-business-center-american-indian-and-native-alaskan-solicitation
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