Certification programs qualify businesses to receive additional consideration for government contract awards. The programs are directed toward minority, social, and economic groups as well as lower-income geographic areas. Each of these programs have eligibility requirements you can review to determine if you want to apply. Each program also has their own application process.
A brief overview of the certification programs and links to additional information are listed here.
- Veteran-Owned Business or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certifications
- HUBZone Program
- 8(a) Business Development Program
- Woman-Owned Small Business
Some State and Local agencies have a unique small business Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contracting program.