Decisions from other court cases are impacting how the SBA is able to process 8(a) applications.
On Sept. 29, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened applications for its 8(a) Business Development Program (8(a) Program).
Supporting small-business opportunities for more than 50 years, the 8(a) Program is dedicated to making contracting with the U.S. government more accessible for small businesses. Recently shuttered by an injunction that has since become narrowed, the SBA has resumed acceptance of these critical applications for small-business owners providing critical products and services to advance agency missions.
Although 8(a) Program application submissions are resumed, the SBA is still waiting for a final ruling on the previous injunction matter stemming from a ruling in another case on how certain demographics factors may be considered for certain applications and admissions.
NSBA commends the SBA for working to create as many opportunities for small business as possible. Follow us as we continue tracking developments for the 8(a) Program.