The new Community Navigator Pilot Program is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses. The program will provide a total of $100 million in funding to 51 organizations that will work with hundreds of local community groups to improve access to SBA and government resources for America’s entrepreneurs.
Each state has received funding to support this program, mainly run as an arm of the SBA or SBDC. As SBEAPs, we have many connections with the mission to serve underserved small business community. Read more at https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/community-navigators.