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:
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
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.
|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.
For more information, visit Help Desk (member login required).