HUBZone Overview:

The Historically Underserved Business Zones  (HUBZone) Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.  These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification. The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones.


Eligibility for HUBZone Program:

To qualify for the program, a business (except tribally owned concerns) must meet the following
criteria:

Benefits for HUBZone certified companies include:


    A qualified census tract (as defined in section 42(d)(5)(C)(i)(I) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986);

    A qualified "non-metropolitan county" (as defined in section 143(k)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) with a median household income of less than 80% of the state median household income or with an unemployment rate of not less than 140% of the statewide average, based on U.S. Department of Labor recent data; or Lands within the boundaries of federally recognized Indian reservations.

What do I need?  What documents do I need?  Where do I go for help?

Am I in a HubZone?  Find out here.

SBA Document Checklist
Application Guide from SBA

Sample Application


Typical Application Timeline

SBA FAQ Link

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