Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Affiliate Program – CARES Expansion

Northern California SBDC Lead Center
a program of
Humboldt State University
Sponsored Programs Foundation

Issuance Date: December 11, 2020
Proposal Deadline: December 18, 2020
Proposal Review Period: December 18, 2020 – January 8, 2021
Notification of Award: No later than January 11, 2021
Anticipated Start of Activities: January 11, 2021


For the 2020/21 project year (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021), the Norcal SBDC is seeking Affiliate partners to amplify work being done supporting traditionally underserved small businesses, including businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans, and businesses located in rural and/or low-income communities. The SBDC is also seeking Affiliate partners with technical expertise for these program priorities: E-commerce, intellectual property, cybersecurity, disaster/resiliency planning, and international trade. The SBDC does not expect every proposal to address most or all of the above priorities, but it must address at

Funder (Prime Funder): Humboldt State University – Sponsored Programs Foundation (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Announcement Type: Initial
RFB Number: 2020-AFF-02

Closing date for submissions: December 18, 2020
Anticipated Funding Instrument: Cost Reimbursement Contract Funding Period: January 11, 2021 – September 30, 2021 (9 months) Award Amount: between $75,000 and $249,999

Organization Background

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least one community or priority. Preference will be given to organizations that can support multiple aspects of the Norcal SBDCs program.

Questions about this RFB should be directed to:
Kristin Johnson, Norcal SBDC Director
707-496-7079 or


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