HUBZone Program Overview

HUBZone Program Background

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program encourages small businesses to locate in and hire employees from economically disadvantaged areas of the United States.  Companies participating in the program can receive competitive advantages in winning federal contracts.  

The HUBZone Empowerment Act was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997 under PL 105-135 with the legislative sponsorship of Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond.  

The primary objectives of the program are job creation and increased capital investment in distressed communities.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) regulates and implements the program; determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts; maintains a database of qualified HUBZone businesses; and adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts.  

DO YOU QUALIFY?

To qualify for the HUBZone program, your business must:

  • Be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by U.S. citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organization, or an Indian tribe
  • Have its principal office located in a HUBZone
  • Have at least 35 percent of its employees live in a HUBZone

You can find the full qualification criteria in Title 13 Part 126 Subpart B of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). You can also get a preliminary assessment of whether you qualify at the SBA’s Certify website.

For more information on the HUBZone Program, please visit the SBA website


Questions?  Try These Resources

The SBA HUBZone program  offers eligibility assistance on

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. E.T.

Call 1-202-765-1264 access code 6890124#, or find a local number.


 ITEM  Link
 HUBZone FAQ SBA's Frequently Asked Questions About HUBZones
 Find a HUBZone Certified Business SBA's Dynamic Small Business Search Database
 HUBZone Map Is Your Company Located in a HUBZone?
 CFR - HUBZone Program Code of Federal Regulations - HUBZone Program(13 CFR 126)
 FAR -HUBZone Program Federal Acquisition Regulations - HUBZone Program (48 CFR CH 1 - Subpart 19.13)
 Small Business Size Regulations Small Business Size Regulations (13 CFR 121)
 SBA Reauthorization Act of 1977 Small Business Administration Reauthorization Act of 1977 (Public Law 105-135 -HUBZone Program)
 U.S. Code - HUBZone Program U.S. Code - Title 15 (Commerce & Trade) - Sec 657a (HUBZone Program)
 SBA Regional Business Development Centers Small Business Administration Regional Business Development Centers
 SBA Regional and District Offices Small Business Administration Regional & District Offices
 SBA Management and Technical Assistance Small Business Administration 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance for Small Businesses

 

HUBZONE COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE ACCESS TO A FULL-SERVICE HUBZONE HELP DESK FOR CERTIFICATION, RECERTIFICATION  & MARKETING ASSISTANCE.  

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