Funding Allocation Summary:

Funding of up to $85,000,000 is available under this CDBG-DR Program. Individual awards will be determined through proposals and cannot exceed $2,500,000.

Description:

The Governement of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH) is proud to announce the launch of the Small Business Incubators & Accelerators Program (SBIA). The Program will provide grants to roganizations and entities for the implementation of programming related to the incubation and acceleration of the island’s small businesses. The Program will also provide resources for the creation and enabling of infrastructure that supports the development of incubation and acceleration of small businesses. ​

The Program will benefit the populations affected by Hurricanes Irma and María by supporting small businesses, focusing on: ​

  • Provide a collaborative workspace with mentoring services, professional networks, ideas exchange, practical management training/workshops, consulting, technical assistance and necessary operational equipment; ​
  • Providing physical spaces and business resources at non-prohibitive costs to small and new businesses.

GUIDELINES

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Program Guidelines (V4.0) -- Posted 07/06/2020Download 
Cross Cutting Guidelines (V3.0) -- Posted 06/08/2021Download 
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Guías del Programa (V3.0)Download 
Guías del Programa (V2.0)Download 
Guías del Programa (V1.0)Download 

Eligibility

Entities eligible to respond to the Notice of funding availability for the SBIA program include:

  • NGO (501(c)(3)) or Not for Profit Entities
  • Community Based Development Organizations
  • Public Institution of Higher Learning (University)
  • Administrative Agency or Department of Government of Puerto Rico (State Agencies)
  • For Profit Entities as authorized under 24 C.F.R. § 570.201(o)

Eligible entities must demonstrate, through an Application, that they have experience operating and/or developing small business incubators and/or accelerators and associated programming. Furthermore, applications must propose programming and projects that are viable and sustainable for program consideration.

Additional information, program details, eligibility requirements, and application instruction and criteria can be found in the Program Guidelines and the Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

PRDOH encourages eligible entities to apply for this exciting Economic Development program!!

NOFA Calendar

We are pleased to say that we received an unprecedented response to the Small business Incubators and Accelerators Program (SBIA) Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) Application. Due to the heavy volume of Applications, the review process is taking longer than originally expected. We ask Applicants to remain patient during this time. We are not allowed to comment on individual Applications during the review process due to confidentiality and fairness concerns. If you need to contact PRDOH we require that you email EcoRecCDBG@vivienda.pr.gov.

Documents needed to apply:

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Addendum 7 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - CurrentDownload 
Addendum 6 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Addendum 5 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Addendum 4 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Addendum 3 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Addendum 2 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Addendum 1 SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
SBIA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)Download 
Exhibit A - Mandatory Requirements ChecklistDownload 
Exhibit B: Non-Conflict of Interest CertificationDownload 
Exhibit C: Non-Conflict of Interest on Existing or Pending Contracts CertificationDownload 
Exhibit D: Limited Denial of Participation AffidavitDownload 
Exhibit E: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary ExclusionDownload 
Exhibit F: Sworn Statement Under Act 2-2018Download 
Exhibit G: Anti-Lobbying CertificationDownload 
Exhibit H: Authorization for Background and Financial InformationDownload 
Exhibit I: InstructionsDownload 
Exhibit I: Budget TemplateDownload 
Exhibit J: Entity Prior Performance CertificationDownload 
Form for Submission of InquiriesDownload