WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded more than $450,000 in veterans assistance and services grants to fund programs that promote business ownership for veterans and services to small businesses, including those dealing with deployment of key personnel overseas.
The veterans grant award recipients are all SBA Small Business Development centers and were competitively selected based on their range of services provided to veterans. The successful grantees are the University of Kentucky Research Foundation in Lexington, Research Foundation at the State University of New York, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Texas at San Antonio and George Mason University in Virginia.
Among the services provided by the grantees are the expanded delivery of services to the nation's 23.8 million veterans by the use of multimedia tools to connect veterans through distance learning and online business counseling. These grants also will help to increase coordination between organizations assisting veterans and promoting services already available to them.