WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks member nominations from veteran owned small businesses and veteran service organizations (VSO) to serve on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA).
The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 – Public Law 106-50 – established the ACVBA to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations on veteran owned small business opportunities. Through an annual report, the ACVBA reports to the SBA Administrator, SBA's Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other U.S. policy makers. The ACVBA is comprised of 15 members – eight members represent veteran owned small business and seven members represent veteran service or military organizations.
Nominations of eligible representatives must be sent via email to email@example.com. The submission deadline for nominations for the SBA Administrator's consideration is Oct. 14, 2016. Submissions should include the following information:
- Name and contact information of the individual
- Name and contact information of represented organization
- A description of how the organization supports veteran and service-disabled owned small business issues
- If nominee is a member of a local chapter of VSO, a national-level endorsement letter from the VSO is required
The SBA Administrator will appoint individuals who will serve on the ACVBA for a period of three years. For more information on the ACVBA, visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd/resources/14397.
On Aug. 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register revised guidance on individuals who are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees. In accordance with OMB guidance, the President directed agencies and departments in the Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions.
For more information about SBA resources for veteran businesses, visit www.sba.gov/vets.
Release Number: 16-70
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration