WHY YOU SHOULD ADVOCATE
The HUBZone Council advocates for policies that bring opportunities to HUBZones and contracting opportunities for HUBZone companies. On Capitol Hill and Federal agencies, the Council’s policy team is active in promoting our agenda. However, any successful advocacy effort also includes direct communications between constituents and their elected officials. That is where you come in. As HUBZone certified companies, you are affected by government policy every day. Engagement with lawmakers in your home districts can make all the difference when advocating for meaningful policy changes to the program and acquisition policies that impact federal buying.
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT
Funding for the HUBZone Program for FY2020
The FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) reformed the HUBZone program. The Council submitted its FY2020 Appropriation Request letters earlier this month, asking for adequate funding to implement these changes, which would:
In order to adequately implement these reforms, the HUBZone Council is requesting $5 million for the HUBZone program. This modest increase in funding will enable the SBA to implement the above provisions, improve operations, reduce fraud and abuse, and enhance eligible firm participation.
Share the HUBZone Council’s formal appropriation request letter with your legislators. Letter to Chair Quigley April 2019.pdf