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Subvention de projet communautaire

PROGRAMME PILOTE DES NAVIGATEURS COMMUNAUTAIRES (CNPP)

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Utilisant un modèle "hub and spoke" de la programmation fédérale des soins de santé publics, le programme pilote de navigateur communautaire de la SBA aidera à uniformiser les règles du jeu pour les petites entreprises de la région de Brockton, en particulier nos femmes mal desservies, les personnes de couleur, les anciens combattants et les communautés à faible revenu. Les "hubs" de l'Association capverdienne serviront d'organisations centralisées et dirigeront et incorporeront des "rayons" pour tirer parti des partenariats avec des organisations communautaires de confiance afin d'aider les petites entreprises à naviguer dans les ressources gouvernementales et à exploiter les ressources essentielles.

Le programme a établi une approche à trois niveaux, comme suit :

Niveau 1

Représenter des organisations ayant une empreinte nationale

Les organisations prennent en charge un minimum de cinq zones de service (pas dans le même état), contenant une population supérieure à 500 000.

Niveau 2

Organisations ayant une portée nationale et/ou régionale

Les organisations prennent en charge un État, une région, une municipalité ou une ville avec une population totale de services supérieure ou égale à 500 000.

Niveau 3

Concentrez-vous sur les villes ou les zones

Les organisations soutiennent une région, une municipalité, une ville, une communauté tribale ou rurale avec une population totale de moins de 500 000 personnes.

 

 

Le programme Greater Brockton Community Navigator est un niveau 3 et l'une des quatre seules organisations de la Nouvelle-Angleterre à faire partie de ce programme pilote. Nous sommes également la seule organisation communautaire ethnique. Il s'agit d'une subvention de deux ans!

 

Il s'agissait d'un processus concurrentiel avec plus de 700 candidats à travers les États-Unis. Nous faisons partie des 51 navigateurs communautaires sélectionnés pour assurer une couverture à travers le pays avec le soutien de nos Spokes. Chaque organisation centrale prendra en charge un minimum de 5 rayons.

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Nos Rayons

Nos organisations Spoke sont des groupes locaux de confiance et culturellement informés qui se connecteront à des secteurs spécifiques de la communauté entrepreneuriale pour fournir une assistance dans les domaines suivants :

 

  • Aide financière et accès au capital

  • Contractualisation et approvisionnement

  • Marketing, opérations, développement des affaires et exportation

  • Formation spécifique à l'industrie

L'objectif final de notre partenariat est d'aider à établir une petite organisation commerciale minoritaire dans la région du Grand Brockton. À ce jour, nous avons travaillé avec plus de 80 petites entreprises minoritaires dans la grande communauté de Brockton et d'autres sont à venir. Nous avons également été approchés par des entreprises du Rhode Island et du Connecticut.

Qu'est-ce que les navigateurs communautaires via SBA ?

 

Le programme pilote de navigateur communautaire est une initiative du plan de sauvetage américain conçue pour réduire les obstacles auxquels les entrepreneurs sous-représentés et mal desservis sont souvent confrontés pour accéder aux programmes dont ils ont besoin pour récupérer, développer ou démarrer leur entreprise. Le programme fournira un financement total de 100 millions de dollars à 51 organisations, dont l'Association capverdienne, qui travailleront avec des centaines de groupes communautaires locaux pour améliorer l'accès à la SBA et aux ressources gouvernementales pour les entrepreneurs américains.

 

Les projets sélectionnés couvriront diverses communautés à travers les États-Unis et Porto Rico. Les bénéficiaires serviront de « hubs » - des organisations centralisées et principales, qui incorporeront des « rayons », des organisations qui ont établi la confiance dans leurs communautés locales et seront les « bottes sur le terrain » qui relieront les petites entreprises aux ressources et à l'assistance essentielles. .

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  • Community Navigator Pilot Program Statement
    The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to ensuring that the nation’s small businesses receive the support they need to access federal relief programs that can help them weather the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This technical assistance is critical, as small businesses have been hit hard over the course of the last year, impacting at least 400,000 businesses. Previous rounds of economic relief last year helped millions of small businesses stay afloat and keep employees on the payroll, yet too many minority-owned businesses and mom and pops found themselves at the end of the line, while larger, well connected businesses accessed programs right away. To better reach these small businesses, SBA has launched the Community Navigator Pilot Program that will strengthen outreach to underserved businesses by partnering with organizations with deep roots in their communities.
  • What is SBA's Community Navigator Program?
    The program, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will use a community navigator approach to help small businesses, with a focus on those owned by veterans, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals - including in rural and urban communities. The program is comprised of a lead “Hub” at the center of a network of “Spoke” organizations that deploy community advocates to work with small businesses during economic recovery. Recovery services can include financial assistance, access to capital supports, contracting and procurement assistance, marketing, operations, and business development, export and importing, and industry specific training, among other areas of technical assistance to aid businesses in stabilization and expansion.
  • What is the genesis to the Hub and Spoke model?
    The Hub and Spoke model is a part of the Community Navigator model – meaning a community organization, community financial institution as defined in section 7(a)(36) (A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(A), or other private nonprofit organization engaged in the execution of community navigator services – outreach, education and technical assistance provided by community navigators that target eligible businesses to increase awareness of, and participation in, programs of the SBA. • The Hub and Spoke model is intended to create a network of trusted community organizations that can leverage direct access to small businesses to help them navigate resources at all stages of their growth. • Hub – The lead organization and grantee that mobilizes grant management and a network of Spokes. • Spoke – The organization on the ground connecting to the small businesses and meeting them where they are.
  • Who will Navigators serve?
    While all small businesses are eligible, CNPP’s (Community Navigator Pilot Program) Notice of Funding Opportunity specifically acknowledged the following underserved and/or underrepresented segments: • Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Small Businesses • Alaska Native and Indigenous • Asian American • Black and African American • Hispanic and Latinx • Middle Eastern • Native American • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander • North African • Tribal Communities • Rural Entrepreneurs • Entrepreneurs with Disabilities • LGBTQ Entrepreneurs • Veterans and Military Entrepreneurs (including spouses) • Women Entrepreneurs • Innovative Startups • Micro Businesses • Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Small Businesses
  • How were the Community Navigators selected?
    Awardees were selected based on a rigorous review process. After an initial eligibility review, applications were scored by one of 20 regional Technical Evaluation Panels, each of which were led by a representative from the Office of Field Operations. geographies and service segments. Once this review phase was completed, the 2nd round of review included senior-level SBA personnel who further evaluated the packages. This selection criteria included not only the scores from the Technical Evaluation Panels but also geographic diversity and diversity of service segments.
  • How did SBA ensure an unbiased selection of awardees?
    The SBA implemented several measures to ensure that there would be an unbiased selection process. A team of SBA officials (the “Awards Panel”) looked at every step of this process with close detail and integrity. The Community Navigator Pilot Program execution team developed a detailed methodology and review process that was reviewed by the SBA Office of General Counsel and implemented to ensure fairness and equity. The Awards Panel also underwent an implicit bias training before its evaluation and selection process. During the Technical Evaluation Panels, we ensured that Field Office representatives on each panel did not review proposals within their own region.
  • What was the eligibility criteria?
    Among those eligible to apply for a Community Navigator Program grant were private nonprofit organizations, resource partners, states, tribes, and units of local government. For more details on eligibility to apply and how to apply, view here.
  • How many organizations applied for grants?
    We received 745 applications from 656 organizations. After removing duplicate applications and ineligible business types, 502 applications were reviewed and scored. Of these 502 applications, 51 were selected for funding.
  • How many Awardees are there and where are they located?
    There are 51 awardees broken into the following tiers: • Tier 1: 8 Awards (max $5M per award) • Tier 2: 11 Awards (max $2.5M per award) • Tier 3: 32 Awards (max $1M per award) Please visit www.sba.gov/navigators to view a list of Community Navigator Pilot grantees.
  • Interested a downloadable PDF on the program?
    There are 17 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): To view all information about the program, please click here.
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