2018 MBDA Broad Agency Announcement

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will provide Federal assistance to support innovative projects seeking to promote and ensure the inclusion and use of minority enterprises. This Announcement is a mechanism to encourage new activities, education, outreach, innovative projects or sponsorships that are not addressed through other MBDA programs.
2018 Broad Agency Announcement Grant Awards Listing
Funding Opportunity Number: MBDA-OBD-2018-2005687
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Pre-application Teleconference
Two pre-application teleconferences to educate potential applicants about the federal funding opportunity announcement were held on Monday, June 18 and Thursday, June 21.
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Project/Award Period
Applications should be submitted for a one (1) year award period. MBDA expects a total of approximately $11,650,000 to fund the financial assistance awards under this Announcement utilizing FY2018 appropriated funds.
Eligible Applicants
For-profit entities (including but not limited to sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations), non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, commercial organizations, state and local government entities, quasi-government entities, Indian Tribal governments, Tribal entities, and Native Hawaiian entities.
Submission Requirements
Submission period is closed.
Program Priorities
MBDA has established key priorities designed to overcome the unique challenges faced by minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA is now initiating new approaches to serve MBEs that compliment Presidential priorities and U.S. Department of Commerce goals. These program priorities are separated according to the following 14 initiatives:

Access to Capital
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Project
Disaster Readiness
Disaster Recovery
Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
Global Minority Women Economic Empowerment Initiative
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative
Inclusive Infrastructure Initiative
Space Commerce
Sustainable Business Model
Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Virtual Business Center

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