Small Business Association
Through the Community Navigator Pilot Program, SBA engages with states, local governments, SBA resource partners, and other organizations in targeted outreach for small businesses in underserved communities.
The program offered funding to nonprofits, state and local governments, universities, and tribal entities to partner with SBA at a hub and spoke network center. These hubs then support said organizations -- trusted, culturally knowledgeable local groups and individuals -- who will connect to specific sectors of the entrepreneurial community to assist in an economic recovery, including:
- Financial assistance and access to capital
- Contracting and procurement
- Marketing, operations, business development, and exporting
- Industry-specific training