Created on June 14, 2013
Recently MBDA announced a grant competition to operate MBDA Business Centers in Baltimore, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., as well as one additional city with a large American Indian and Alaska Native population. The successful applicants will join a network of around 40 MBDA Business Centers across the United States and Puerto Rico.
The business centers provide strategic consulting services to minority-owned firms that aim to create and retain American jobs through business growth. MBDA Business Centers have had notable success in increasing public and private sector contracts and capital investments obtained by minority-owned firms. Successful applicants to this grant competition are also expected to foster global business expansion by promoting export opportunities.
For-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, American Indian Tribes and educational institutions are eligible to apply to operate a business center. Applications must be submitted electronically and time-stamped at www.Grants.gov  by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 22, 2013.
On June 4, 2013, MBDA conducted pre-application teleconferences for the MBDA Business Center program competitions. Recordings and additional information are available at MBDA Grant Competitions .