SBA South Carolina Seeks Interest for Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Business Center Grant Funding

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SBA South Carolina Seeks Interest for Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Business Center Grant Funding

Roundtables on Grant Opportunity to be Held in Early February

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking feedback from non-profit organizations that are interested in applying for the Women’s Business Center (WBC) grant. The SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership will provide two roundtable sessions tentatively scheduled for the first week of February. Locations of the roundtables will be determined based on the feedback of the interested parties.

“Women’s Business Centers offer specialized assistance to female entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or expand their small business,” said Gregg White, District Director for the South Carolina District Office. “This grant opportunity will help non-profit organizations expand their footprint in helping women-owned businesses in South Carolina.”

The SBA’s WBC program is a national network of more than 100 locations that offer one-on-one counseling and training to women seeking to start businesses, grow their markets or expand through federal contracting opportunities or international trade.

Eligible applicants for the grant must be private, nonprofit organizations with 501(c) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service and must provide services in South Carolina.  Centers, but not the host organizations, must be in the states where services will be provided. This may include universities, foundations, chambers of commerce, or economic development institutions. 

Organizations interested in participating in the WBC roundtables should contact Savannah Wilburn at 803-253-3121 or by January 17, 2020. Attendees will be able to register in advance at once locations are determined.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

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