Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

How to Get 8(a) Certified

How to Get 8(a) Certified

Thursday, August 25, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am

The federal government's goal is to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year. If your small business is owned and controlled by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals, you may be eligible for a program that can help you tap into this slice of the government market.

As part of our Black Business Month series, we’ll be going over the 8(a) Business Development Program. Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), this is a 9-year program that provides training and technical assistance to allow disadvantaged firms to strengthen their ability to compete in the American economy. Participating in this program is a way for you to tap into special benefits in federal contracting – but how do you get started?

That’s where we can help.

In this webinar we will cover the following topics:

  • What is the 8(a) Program?
  • Who qualifies for this program?
  • How do you apply?
  • Tracking, reporting and other time-consuming requirements.
  • Program updates

We will also discuss challenges and success stories to help you decide if this program is right for your business.

Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

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