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MBDA Business Center Grant Competition

MBDA New Locations

The Minority Business Development Agency is seeking proposals from eligible entities to operate MBDA Business Centers in six new locations including: Arkansas, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.

MBDA Business Centers provide high quality, technical assistance to minority business enterprises. Business Centers provide counseling and mentoring, assist with to access capital, contracts and grants, facilitate growth promoting trade, and support minority businesses in efforts to create and retain jobs. The mission of MBDA Business Centers is to promote the growth and global competitiveness of America’s minority business community.

Learn more about the application process and deadlines by viewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Grants.gov no later than June 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Full text of Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Grants.gov

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MBDA Business Center Program

MBDA Business Center Program April 28, 2022 | 2 PM - 3 PM EST

MBDA will provide general competition and funding opportunity information, key changes from previous competitions, and competition key dates and logistics. Conference will conclude with a live question and answer session.

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Program Priorities

Program Priorities May 3, 2022 | 2 PM - 3 PM EST

MBDA will outline program priorities and objectives of Business Centers, which include providing MBEs with expert business development, capacity building, and navigation of the economic landscape. Conference will highlight real-world examples to highlight aim of the Business Center program. Conference will conclude with a live question and answer session.

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Budget Pitfalls and Examples

Budget Pitfalls and Examples May 10, 2022 | 2 PM - 3 PM EST

MBDA will highlight Business Center operations best practices and pitfalls to avoid when developing Business Center budget and workplan. Conference will conclude with a live question and answer session.

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Measuring Success

Measuring Success May 17, 2022 | 2 PM - 3 PM EST

MBDA will discuss defined performance measures and numerical goals every Business Center is expected to meet. Conference will provide guidance on how to best develop workplans that allow applicants to achieve and report on performance goals. Conference will conclude with a live question and answer session.

 

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