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Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses.  SBA works to ignite action so small businesses can confidently start, grow or recover.  SBA continually helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream by providing counseling, capital and contracting expertise.
SBA's Contracting Guide helps small firms do business with the government.
SBA's Contracting Assistance programs help small businesses qualify for exclusive, set-aside and sole-source contracts, partner with established contractors, and receive mentoring and educating to learn how federal contracting works.
SBA's Resource Partners are around the country and provide training, opportunities, and funding to small businesses.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage small businesses to engage in high-tech research and development with he potential for the commercialization. The key difference between the STTR and SBIR programs is that the STTR program requires a small business to collaborate with a research institution.
The Small Business Administration's Subcontracting Network (SubNet) bridges the gap between companies seeking small businesses and small businesses seeking contract opportunities. One can search for solicitations, market research notices, and outreach events.

Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is tasked with discovering, developing, and delivering new technology and capabilities for the the Navy and Marine Corps. The ONR Office of Small Business Programs is an advocacy and advisory office responsible for ensuring that small businesses participate in ONR's acquisition program as prime contractors and subcontractors.
ONR provides Funding Opportunities for businesses with ground-breaking ideas, pioneering scientific research, novel technology developments and first-class support services.


The Department of the Navy 

The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) fosters acquisition opportunities through policy, advocacy, and counseling, and where small businesses can best support Sailors, Marines, and their families.

The Navy Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) enhances the capabilities of disadvantaged small businesses (protégés) to be able to successfully compete for prime contracts and subcontracts by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.
The Navy's SBIR and STTR programs address the needs and areas of interest to the Navy through technological innovation.
NavalX is an innovation and agility cell established to inspire and empower the naval workforce, in connection with defense ecosystem partners, to rapidly deliver high-impact capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.


Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs maximizes opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.
The DoD SBIR and STTR programs support scientific excellence and technological innovation through investment in critical American priorities to accelerate capabilities to the military.
The APEX Accelerators program, formerly known as the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), provides education and training to ensure that businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts.



Additional Information and Resources

The Small Business Advisor helps entrepreneurs obtain financing, start a business, market to the government, and file taxes.
SAM.gov Contract Opportunities contains solicitations and market research notices for businesses to review and submit responses.
Project Spectrum helps small- and medium-sized businesses improve cybersecurity readiness, resiliency, and compliance.
Blue Cyber is dedicated to arm small businesses with the latest cybersecurity best-practices.
Businesses can partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to conduct research, development, and experimentation.
Businesses can partner with Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) to conduct research, development, and experimentation.
SeaPort-NxG is the Navy's contract vehicle for acquiring support services.