About The Program

The 7J program

Small Business Assistance Program

The SBA 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Program is a training program provided by the Small Business Administration(SBA). Persons or qualifying businesses interested in receiving management and technical training may participate in the program by contacting the nearest SBA office. Training and consulting is provided in areas such as finance, accounting, bookkeeping, business development, management, and marketing. The program also provides counseling services for other small business operating concerns.

Section 7(j) of the Small Business Act authorizes the SBA to provide management and technical assistance through grants and cooperative agreements to qualified service providers. These service providers provide the SBA 7(j) training and technical assistance to eligible firms and individuals participating in SBA’s Business Development program.

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Fill out the 7(j) Assistance Eligibility Self-Certification Form today to find out if you qualify for the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.

Everything You Need to Know

SBA 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Program FAQs

What is the 7(j) Program?

The 7(j) Program Management & Technical Training is funded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with a network of partners to help firms successfully compete for federal, state and local contracting opportunities as a prime contractor or subcontractor.

Who is Eligible for the 7(j) Program?

To be eligible, your firm must meet one of the following criteria:
  • A current participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program;
  • A small business that is owned and controlled by an economically and socially disadvantaged individual;
  • A small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income; or
  • A small business that is owned by a low-income individual

Is the 7 (j) Training Free?

If you are eligible, Yes. Section 7(j)(1) of the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 636(j)(1), authorizes SBA to enter into grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts with public or private organizations to pay all or part of the cost of technical or management assistance for individuals or concerns eligible for assistance under sections 7(a)(11), 7(j)(10), or 8(a) of the Small Business Act.

How do I receive Assistance?

Training requires registration and approval from the SBA.  You can request training through your 8(a) office or the Office of Government Contracting & Business Development Find your local SBA district office here to discuss the training available that match your needs.
The SBA entrust the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council as an official partner of the SBA 7(j) Management and Assistance Training Program to deliver Management and Technical Assistance to small businesses that are eligible for the program.
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