WASHINGTON DC -- Nonprofits, state and local agencies, and colleges and universities can now compete for funding of up to $150,000 to provide entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans.
The Small Business Administration will award up to six awardees to participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program. The grants, which total $300,000, will be used to cover the costs of educating service-disabled veterans planning to start a new business or expand and diversify existing small businesses.
“Despite challenges they may face, service-disabled veterans have pursued entrepreneurship and established successful companies nationwide,” said Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator for SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, in a July 8 announcement. “We look forward to working with the awardee(s) to provide more service-disabled veterans and their families with the training and resources they need to start or grow a small business.”
Organizations should apply for the funding opportunity through Grants.gov before July 24.