SBA accepting applications to train service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications from nonprofits, state and local agencies, and higher learning institutions to compete for up to $150,000 to train service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs.

Up to six awardees will be selected to participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program to provide assistance to “service-disabled veterans planning to start a new business or expand and diversify existing small businesses,” according to a news release.

The program will be funded through grants from the SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development.

“We look forward to working with the awardee(s) to provide more service-disabled veterans … with the training and resources … to start or grow a small business,” said Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator for SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development.

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Applications must be submitted through grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. on July 24.