Congressional Grants


Provide funding for small business development and entrepreneurship initiatives, including programmatic and construction activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Capacity Building and Complaint Processing, Training); Project Grants (Discretionary); Project Grants (for specified projects); Project Grants (including individual awards)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Enacted appropriations act for the Small Business Administration.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Recipients need to submit to SBA a completed application under prior to receiving any type of funding. Only once application is considered complete by SBA shall any funding be disbursed. Funds are only disbursed via reimbursement of project related expenses. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. None
Award Procedure
Completion of application form to satisfaction of SBA on Upon satisfactory completion a notice of award is signed with applicant. This process is followed by reimbursement from SBA of expenses incurred followed by a closing of award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days. None.
From 60 to 90 days. None.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Specific grants for research, training, demonstration projects, small business assistance, construction, community and economic development, educational programs, business and infrastructure development, and/or rural development. Funding can only be used for grant projects included in the statutory language for a specific purpose.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Standard Form PPR must be submitted quarterly. Standard Form 425 must be submitted quarterly. Standard Form PPR must be submitted quarterly. Standard Form 425 must be submitted quarterly. Yes, SBA reviews the Standard Form PPR and Standard Form 425 and compares to goals and objectives of project pursuant to chart of milestones.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. OMB Circular No. A-133 identifies the audit procedures for the program.
SBA requires that the recipient maintain records for three years following final disbursement of funds.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available for the current and next fiscal year following enactment of an appropriation. Money awarded must be spent within five years following enactment. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement following receipt of a project related invoice.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Karen Hontz 409 3rd. Street, SW, Suite 5000, Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: Phone: 202-205-6622 Fax: 202-205-6821
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
73-0100-0-1-376 - Salaries and Expenses for SBA.
(Project Grants) FY 10 $56,098,000; FY 11 est $0; and FY 12 est $0 - None.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards are in the range of $35,000 to $2,000,000 with an average of $214,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 215
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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