Funding Allocation Summary:

Funding of up to $35,000,000 is available under this CDBG-DR Program. Individual awards will be determined through proposals and cannot exceed $2,500,000.

Description:

The Government of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH) is proud to announce the launch of the Small business Incubators and Accelerators Program (SBIA). The Program will provide grants to organizations and entities for the implementation of programing related to the incubation and acceleration of the island’s small businesses. The Program will also aid in the development of small business incubation and acceleration facilities.

The Program will serve hurricane affected populations on the Island while supporting the development of Puerto Rico’s small businesses and entrepreneurs by:

  • Providing daily work in a shared, collaborative environment with access to mentoring services, professional networking, idea-exchanges, hands-on management training/workshops, consulting, technical assistance, and necessary business operating equipment; and
  • Providing physical spaces and business resources at non-prohibitive costs to small and new businesses.

GUIDELINES

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Program Guidelines (V4.0) - Updated 07/06/2020Download 
Program Guidelines (V3.0)Download 
Program Guidelines (V2.0)Download 
Program Guidelines (V1.0)Download 
Cross Cutting GuidelinesDownload 

    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

    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