The SBA is committed to reaching underserved communities to better connect entrepreneurs to information and services, and identifying where Agency programs, services, and processes can be improved to equitably serve all eligible individuals. By September 30, 2025, the SBA will build its equity capacity across all mission offices and through evidence-building activities, assessment of programs and processes, performance measures, expanding products and services to underserved markets, and further embedding equity principles in SBA programs, which will be measured, among other things, through:
- Increasing federal contracting awards to small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) to 15%
- Increasing the loan portfolio of the Community Advantage Small Business Lending Company program by 10%
- Increasing the number of underserved small businesses supported by SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs by 10%.