H.R.3771 - To amend the Small Business Act to establish mentorship and assistance programs designed to help minority, veteran-owned, and women-owned small businesses operate in the construction industry, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.3771 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (10/08/2009)
Amends the Small Business Act to direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish programs of grants to state and local government entities for the purpose of providing assistance to eligible small businesses to gain access to the specialized knowledge and professional services needed to operate small businesses in the construction industry, enhance their capacities and qualifications for financial and surety credit, and access and compete for construction contracting opportunities. Defines as eligible small businesses for such purposes: (1) those owned and controlled by women; (2) any socially and economically disadvantaged small business; and (3) those owned and controlled by veterans, especially service-disabled veterans.