The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that it had begun a four-month process to set up a program to help women-owned firms secure more government contracts.
Contracts should become available to the firms early next year, the agency said.
The firms must be 51 percent owned by women. The SBA has identified 83 industries where women are under-represented in federal procurements.
Businesses can self-certify for this program on the Online Representation and Certification Application website: orca.bpn.gov.
To learn more about the program, visit: