Gain Preferential Access to Federal Procurement Opportunities

By becoming certified through the Historically Underserved Business Zones (HUBZone) Program, small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

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Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 7:51 PM

It's the federal government's goal to award at least three percent of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year.

The U.S. Small Business Administration:

  • Determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts
  • Maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses that federal agencies can use to locate vendors

To qualify for the HUBZone program, your business must:

  • Be a small business
  • Be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by U.S. citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organization, or an Indian tribe
  • Have its principal office located in a HUBZone
  • Have at least 35 percent of its employees live in a HUBZone