Bulletin shares contracting and grant opportunities for diverse, small businesses

The USBC Contracts Corner is a bulletin of contracting and grant opportunities available to diverse small businesses across the nation. To help our corporate and government agency partners achieve their spending goals to minority businesses, we will publish new opportunities every month.


As you are seeking opportunities, please keep us informed of your progress and reach out to us at [email protected] should you require assistance. As the National Voice of Black Businesses, it is our mission to connect you to contracts and capital for your business to thrive.


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Additional Contract Opportunities

FHWA Programmatic Support Services

Agency Information: U.S. Department of Transportation

Description of Contract: The FHWA Office of Directors of Field Services is accepting bids from Professional Engineering Servers to provide technical and administrative support to the FHWA Divisions’ stewardship and oversight responsibilities in administering Federal-aid highway projects that are funded and awarded under the transportation bill (BIL).


Contact Jessie Yung for more information at [email protected] and 202-815-1510.


Transportation Electrification Plan Admin Framework

Agency Information: Southern California Edison

Description of Contract: SCE is seeking a Program Administrator to implement behind-the-meter (BTM) transportation electrification (TE) infrastructure programs with appropriate rebate levels for both light-duty (LD) and medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) vehicles along with marketing, education, and outreach (ME&O) to ensure program success. Other activities include: develop program and outreach materials, application processing and verification, rebate payment, installation verification; develop program website, reporting. Please note, SCE RFPs are issued through our Ariba system. Click here for registering in SCE’s Ariba system.


Agency Information: Federal Aviation Administration

Description of Contract: RFQ will be issued via GSA's Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Information Technology.

The objectives of this effort are to provide professional support, skills, services and knowledge required and necessary to accomplish the tasks required by this SOW for the Office of Information and Technology (AIT), Office of Information Security and Privacy (IS&P) which centrally manages information security and privacy activities for the FAA. The Security Governance Division serves as the authority for ensuring effective IT security. These services include, but are not limited to, Security Architecture, Information System, Security Officer, Intake, Security and Privacy Policy, Technical Writer, General Support, Cloud Support, and Emergency Management. It specifies the accountability framework, and ensures that security strategies are aligned with business objectives, adhere to Security and Privacy policies, internal controls, and are consistent with applicable laws and regulations. The current system inventory includes approximately 200+ systems. In addition, Governance acts as the managing conduit for interaction with the consumers of the IS&P IT Shared Services.


Available Grant Opportunities

Catalyst, powered by CTIA Wireless Foundation

Catalyst seeks emerging social entrepreneurs using the power of 5G and leading-edge wireless technologies to address challenges in American communities. Up to six applicants will receive financial and non-financial benefits, with a total of $205,000 awarded in grants, including a first-place award of $100,000! Organizations whose leadership primarily comprises BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply, and the deadline is March 7, 2023.

Apply today!

USBC x Grubhub Restaurant Relief Grant

The U.S. Black Chambers and Grubhub partner to provide grants to Black-owned restaurants, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund. The USBC Restaurant Grant Program helps restaurants receive funding to seize business opportunities and address current challenges. The program will offer over $500,000 in grants to Black-owned restaurants and culinary-based businesses.

Apply today!

Barclays Small Business Grant Contest

Small business ownership can be rewarding, challenging, liberating — a meaningful way to live out your dreams, or play an important role in your community. What’s your small business story? Tell Barclay's how you’re making that dream a reality. What motivates you? How do you make it happen every day? Winning stories will receive one of 60 cash prizes starting at $2,000, with a Grand Prize of $60,000. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

Apply today!

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx offers an exciting opportunity for minorities and small businesses with its annual business grant contest. Winners can win up to $50,000 to expand and grow their businesses. The contest will give out prizes to 12 lucky winning businesses, including: A Grand Prize of $50,000 plus $7,500 in FedEx office printing services; A Second-Place prize of $30,000 plus $5,000 in FedEx office printing services; 10 Third-Place prizes of $15,000 plus $1,000 in FedEx office printing services. 

Apply today!



USBC FHWA Programmatic Support Services Transportation Electrification Plan Admin Framework Southern California Edison U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Catalyst powered by CTIA Wireless Foundation USBC x Grubhub Restaurant Relief Grant Barclays Small Business Grant Contest FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

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