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East Tennessee (June 28, 2021) – The Biden-Harris administration has restored the Council on Underserved Communities and added the Community Navigator Pilot program under the Small Business Administration. Both programs are accepting applications for regional advisors.
SBA Seeks Nominations for Regional Advisors to the Council on Underserved Communities
The SBA recently announced that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved communities.
The Council on Underserved Communities was established to focus on communities and populations that have traditionally faced barriers in accessing credit, capital and other resources necessary to start and grow businesses. The CUC’s mission is to collectively provide SBA with input, advice, and recommendations on strategies to improve and strengthen equity among women, veterans, minority-owned businesses and/or businesses from low-to-moderate income or rural communities.
The SBA is currently soliciting nominations from the public. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Attention community organizations! Consider applying for SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program. You can play a role in connecting underserved small businesses with the resources they need to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. The deadline to apply is July 23, 2021.