The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $300,000 to four organizations for its “Service Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP)”.  The initial grant is for one year (12 months) and may be renewed for another 2 years by awardees.  

Pushing service disabled veterans to own and operate businesses is a great idea from the SBA.  Lately the organization has connected with multiple outlets to promote, train, and fund veteran business ideas.  This is another opportunity for those within the military community and I am 100% for it.  The four awardees of the SDVETP include:

  1. Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV): Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse, N.Y. – $100,000
  2. Veterans Entrepreneurship Program: Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. – $100,000
  3. Veterans Entrepreneurship Jumpstart Program: St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa. – $50,000
  4. Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. – Washington, D.C. – $50,000

These funds will go towards training and growing service disabled businesses in America.  

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