By: Edward T. DeLisle

The SBA issued a press release yesterday regarding its new "Small Business Teaming Pilot Program", which was established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The program will involve "training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses" that are interested in teaming arrangements on federal projects. The SBA expects to issue grants to various national organizations during the 2011 fiscal year, who will then work with the SBA and other governmental agencies in an effort to educate and assist interested companies. Organizations interested in obtaining grant monies through the program must submit applications to the SBA by no later than February 25, 2011.

Edward T. DeLisle is a Partner in the firm and a member of the Federal Contracting Practice Group.