Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC)


The purpose of this Program Announcement is to provide funding for no fewer than five (5) and no more than eight (8) eligible organizations that will provide the services to Georgia, North/Central Texas, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Hawaii and New England. In accordance with Public Law 110-186, the organizations will provide information on small business ownership to service members and military spouses by facilitating and instructing the U.S. Small Business Administrationâ₏™s â₏œIntroduction to Entrepreneurshipâ₏ known as â₏œBoots to Businessâ₏ which is a course offered within the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Additionally, these organizations will provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments and mentoring to veteran, service disabled veteran, active duty, Reserve, Guard, and military spouse/survivor entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in starting new or expanding/diversifying established small businesses. This Program Announcement is subject to the availability of funding.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See Synopsis
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The closing date is March 29, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of Veterans Business Development
Tel: (202) 205-7419.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $180,000.00 to $250,000.00


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