SBA announces initiative focused on women service entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans, and women military spouses.

According to a recent SBA news release (SBA Female Veterans Initiative), up to six awardees receive a total of $300,000 in grants administered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development to participate in the Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program. The funds will be used to cover the costs of educating women service members and veterans, as well as women military spouses who are interested in starting or currently own a small business.

The deadline for eligible organizations to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 17.

 

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