Deadlines and process...
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Decisions are made within 30 to 60 days from the time the application is completed.
Information and consultation is available at the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU); however applicants are encouraged to get the application information on the loan program from the OSDBU webpage. Also, applicants can request technical assistance from the nearest Small Business Development Center. Telephone: (800) 532-1169 or (202) 366-2852. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
DBEs can apply for renewal of existing lines of credit. Renewals and increases in in lines of credit are encouraged. The maximum length in the program is 5 years.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.