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Notice and Request for Comments: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tribal Consultations
Document Number: 2016-26832
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) plans to conduct five tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, between November 2016 and February 2017. The purpose of these tribal consultations is to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns regarding MBDA's business development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country. MBDA is also accepting written comments related to the business development issues stated in this notice.
Guidance on MBDA Applications for Federal Funding; Correction
Document Number: 2015-16836
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice in the Federal Register of July 1, 2015, a document announcing a public meeting to be held during the MBDA National Training Conference on July 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The document contained an incorrect time.
Guidance on MBDA Applications for Federal Funding
Document Number: 2015-16188
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to announce a public meeting to be held during the MBDA National Training Conference on July 23, 2015. The public meeting will provide general information and an overview of the history of MBDA, MBDA's Federal Funding Opportunities, tips on writing grant applications, guidance on preparing budgets and budget justifications, and information regarding audit and compliance rules.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program Requirements
Document Number: 2014-28846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2013-28047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its eighth meeting via conference call to discuss and reach consensus on recommendations for the Secretary of the Department of Commerce regarding the growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. The members of the Council will finalize the recommendations, fulfilling NACMBE's charter mandate, in preparation for submission to the Secretary of Commerce. The agenda for the meeting may change to accommodate Council business.
Determination of Group Eligibility for MBDA Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On January 11, 2012, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) received a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC or Petitioner) requesting designation of the Arab- American community as a socially or economically disadvantaged group whose members are eligible for MBDA assistance. This document announces MBDA's determination that the ADC Petition is not currently supported by sufficient evidence to establish social or economic disadvantage as required by the MBDA regulations and applicable legal precedent.
Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services
Document Number: 2012-29431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to extend the date on which it plans to make its decision on a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee requesting formal designation as a group eligible for MBDA's services from November 30, 2012 to March 1, 2013.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2012-27935
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its seventh meeting to discuss final recommendations in support of accelerating the growth of minority-owned businesses. The members of the Council will come to a consensus regarding the final recommendations to fulfill NACMBE's charter mandate in preparation for submission to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services
Document Number: 2012-21704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Administration publishes this notice to extend the date on which it plans to make its decision on a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee requesting formal designation from August 30, 2012 to November 30, 2012.
Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services
Document Number: 2012-18955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Administration publishes this notice to extend the date on which it plans to make its decision on a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee requesting formal designation from July 30, 2012 to August 30, 2012.
Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services
Document Number: 2012-14225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On May 30, 2012, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments regarding a petition received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged pursuant to 15 CFR part 1400. The Notice includes a thirty-day comment deadline of June 29, 2012, but also states that MBDA will make a decision on the petition no later than June 27, 2012. Due to the complexity of the subject matter, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete an in depth review of the issues involved in the petition, give adequate consideration to all comments, and make a reasoned determination on the petition by June 27, 2012. Therefore, the Department has determined that it is necessary to extend the time in which it will make its decision on the petition until July 30, 2012. This extension will not prejudice the petitioner. The deadline for the comments on the petition remains unchanged, and continues to be June 29, 2012.
Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services
Document Number: 2012-12968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice regarding the petition received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged pursuant to 15 CFR art 1400. The formal designation of the Arab-American community as a group that is socially or economically disadvantaged would allow the members of this community to receive assistance from MBDA funded programs, such as the MBDA Business Center program. The ADC filed a petition, pursuant to 15 CFR part 1400.3, including information specifically related to social and economic discrimination against Arab-Americans. This Notice provides public notice that the United States Department of Commerce (Department) will consider the petition and requests public comment on the propriety of this designation. MBDA will make a decision on the application no later than June 27, 2012.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2012-10250
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its sixth meeting to discuss the work of the three subcommittees and deliberate on final recommendations to accelerate the growth of minority-owned businesses in fulfillment of the NACMBE's charter mandate. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/Performance Databases, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database
Document Number: 2012-7973
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Request for Tribal Consultation on the Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) Program; Notice of Public Webinars
Document Number: 2012-6087
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce's (Department) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) seeks to redesign its Native American Business Center (NABEC) program. The NABEC program is a key component of MBDA's business development assistance program and promotes the growth and competitiveness of eligible Native American and minority- owned businesses. As part of the NABEC program, businesses that are owned or controlled by the following persons or groups of persons are eligible to receive business assistance services: American Indians and Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal entities, tribal universities and tribal governments), African Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Hasidic Jewish Americans, and Hispanic Americans. The MBDA will conduct two webinars, on March 13 and 15, 2012, to seek input and recommendations from tribal organizations and tribal governments on the proposed redesign of the NABEC program. MBDA has planned a more cohesive program involving collaboration among the NABECs and Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to achieve the same program goals, and to expand and promote export initiatives and international trade opportunities aligned with President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI).
National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2012-1005
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its fifth meeting to discuss the work of the three subcommittees and deliverables to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program Requirements
Document Number: 2011-33381
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2011-29865
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its fourth meeting to discuss the work of the three subcommittees and deliverables to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2011-23343
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its third meeting to discuss the work of the three subcommittees and deliverables to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-14189
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its second meeting to discuss the work of selected subcommittees and deliverables to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate.
National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-4069
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its inaugural meeting to provide an orientation of new committee members and future work products to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The meeting was originally scheduled on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership to National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE)
Document Number: 2011-4066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In March 2010, the Department of Commerce established the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (Council) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The Council's charter provides for not more than 25 members. In October 2010, 21 individuals accepted appointments from the Secretary to serve on the Council. The Department of Commerce is publishing this notice to solicit nominations for the four open Council membership positions for the 2-year charter term, which began in April 2010.
National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-757
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its inaugural meeting to provide an orientation of new committee members, discuss administrative procedures and future work products to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Minority-Owned Business Participation, Opportunities and Barriers to Global Commerce
Document Number: 2010-31398
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Solicitation of Applications for the MBDA Business Center (MBC) Program
Document Number: 2010-24164
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a MBDA Business Center (MBC). This notice specifies the thirty (30) MBC projects and their respective locations are being individually competed. The MBC program delivers strategic business consulting services to eligible minority business enterprise (MBE) clients through the use of business consultants and the leveraging of strategic partnerships. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be for the operation of a MBC and to provide business consulting services to eligible MBEs. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business. A link to the full text of the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for this solicitation may be accessed at: http:// www.Grants.gov, or at http://www.mbda.gov. The FFO contains a full and complete description of the application and programmatic requirements under the MBC Program. In order to receive proper consideration, applicants must comply with the requirements contained in the FFO.
Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: 2010-19486
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice of a funded extension of up to nine months, on a non-competitive basis, of the award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. This action is necessary to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the development of a new minority business development grant program, solicits competitive applications and processes new awards.
Notice of the Re-Opening of the Deadline To Receive Nominations for the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2010-11596
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce, solicited nominations for individuals to serve on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) pursuant to a Federal Register Notice published on March 29, 2010 (75 FR 15413). The March 29, 2010 notice provided that all nominations must be received on or before May 3, 2010. On May 3, 2010, MBDA published a Federal Register Notice (75 FR 23238) extending the deadline for the receipt of nominations until May 10, 2010. This notice re-opens the nomination period for NACMBE membership and allows for the receipt of nominations on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 30, 2010. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public additional time to submit nominations. The requirements for submitting nominations and the evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the March 29, 2010 notice shall continue to apply in their entirety and, for convenience, are being republished in this notice.
Notice of Deadline Extension To Receive Nominations for the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise
Document Number: 2010-10281
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency solicited nominations for individuals to serve as members of the National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise pursuant to a Federal Register notice published on March 29, 2010 (75 FR 15413). The March 29, 2010 notice provided that all applications must be received by the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 3, 2010. This notice extends the nomination period to May 10, 2010 at 5 p.m. (EDT), in order to provide the public with additional time to submit nominations. The requirements for submitting nominations and the evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the March 29, 2010 notice shall continue to apply in their entirety and, for convenience, are being republished in this notice. Persons who have previously submitted nominations remain under consideration and do not need to resubmit their nomination materials, although they may amend or revise such nomination materials on or before the extended closing date of May 10, 2010. The purpose of the NACMBE is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
Notice of the Establishment of a National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and the Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2010-6969
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, the Department of Commerce is announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE). Pursuant to this notice, the Department of Commerce is also soliciting nominations for membership on the NACMBE for the upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 2010. The purpose of the NACMBE is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
Amended Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: 2010-831
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On December 30, 2009, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 69072) soliciting competitive grant applications under the Agency's Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) program. The original notice solicited applications for operators of the New Orleans MBEC project, and identified New Orleans, LA as the physical location of the MBEC office and the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as the geographical service area for the project. In addition, the original solicitation provided for a pre-application conference to be held on January 15, 2010, and for an application closing date of February 1, 2010.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E9-30940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in New Orleans, LA to service the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA service area. The MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be for the operation of a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: E9-26902
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to allow for a funded extension of up to 12 months, on a non- competitive basis, of the award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. This action is necessary to allow continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes an evaluation of the MBEC Program and the solicitation and award processes for the next funding cycle.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E9-9297
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in the two locations and geographical service areas specified in this notice. The MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be for the operation of a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Solicitation of Applications for the Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) Program
Document Number: E9-9296
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) in the four locations and geographical service areas specified in this notice. The NABEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to Native American and other eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be for the operation of a NABEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Performance Database, Online Phoenix Database, and Online Opportunity Database
Document Number: E9-3072
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E9-1525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On October 7, 2008, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published an announcement (73 FR 58555) soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in Houston, TX for a new three (3) year award period, in accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625. However, the competition was deemed unsuccessful by MBDA due to a lack of responsive applications. This notice solicits competitive applications for a new operator of the Houston MBEC project and supersedes in its entirety the notice published on October 7, 2008. The Houston MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses in the Houston- Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Program
Document Number: E8-30264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(C)(2)(A)).
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E8-23739
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in Houston, TX. The MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: E8-18498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a twelve (12) month funded extension, on a non-competitive basis, of the overall award periods for those Native American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent NABECs operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year award period for these projects.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E7-24475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in El Paso, TX. The MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program
Document Number: E7-23990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) in the locations and geographical service areas specified in this notice. The MBOC operates through the use of business consultants and provides business assistance and brokering services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. The MBOC Program's primary evaluation criterion is the dollar value of contracts and financial transactions awarded to eligible minority business enterprises (MBEs). Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate an MBOC and to provide business assistance and brokering services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program
Document Number: E7-23129
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. Section 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) in the locations and geographical service areas specified in this notice. The MBEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a MBEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Solicitation of Applications for the Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) Program
Document Number: E7-23128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) in the locations and geographical service areas specified in this notice. The NABEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of business consulting and technical assistance services directly to Native American- and other eligible minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a NABEC and to provide business consultation services to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start or to further an individual business.
Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: E7-22844
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non- competitive basis, of the overall award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year MBEC award period.
Extension of the Award Period for Certain Native American Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: E7-22387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a non- competitive basis, of the award periods for those Native American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs) identified in this notice whose current award period is scheduled to end on December 31, 2007. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the identified NABEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year NABEC award period.
Solicitation of Applications for the North Carolina, New Mexico and Oklahoma Native American Business Enterprise Centers (NABECs)
Document Number: E7-9096
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate a Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) in the specified locations and geographical service areas (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). The NABEC operates through the use of business consultants and provides a range of technical assistance services directly to Native American- and other minority-owned businesses. Responsibility for ensuring that applications in response to this competitive solicitation are complete and received by MBDA on time is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Applications submitted must be to operate a NABEC and to provide business consultation to eligible clients. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. This is not a grant program to help start an individual business.
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: E7-7483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will convene a teleconference meeting on May 7, 2007 to deliberate the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES).
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: E7-6420
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will convene a teleconference meeting on April 23, 2007 to deliberate the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES).
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: E7-5054
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will convene a teleconference meeting on April 5, 2007 to deliberate the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES).
Amendment to the Required Minimum Performance Ratings for Optional Third-Year Funding for the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Oklahoma City and Honolulu Minority Business Enterprise Centers
Document Number: E7-4902
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On August 17, 2004, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a Federal Register notice soliciting competitive applications for operators of the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Oklahoma City and Honolulu Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) (formerly Minority Business Development Centers). No other MBECs were included as part of this competitive solicitation. The August 17, 2004 notice provides for a two-year award period, with an optional third-year award period available at the sole discretion of MBDA and the Department of Commerce. The notice also provides that only those MBECs achieving ``outstanding'' performance ratings for each of the two prior program years are eligible to receive funding for the optional third-year of the award. This notice amends the August 17, 2004 notice to change the minimum required performance rating for the optional third-year award period from ``outstanding'' to ``at least commendable'' for the first program year. The ``outstanding'' performance requirement for the second program year continues to apply. MBDA is making this amendment to allow the operators of these three MBECs to be eligible for a third and final year of continuation funding if they achieve at least a ``commendable'' performance rating for first program year and an ``outstanding'' performance rating for the second program year.