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59.026 Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE)
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Small Business Act of 1953, as amended, Public Law 95-510, 15 U.S.C. 637.
To use the management experience of retired and active business management professionals to counsel and train potential and existing small business owners. All client counseling information is confidential.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
SCORE members volunteer their small business counseling and mentoring services to the public free of charge. Small business training workshops are offered for a low fee. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration and works with the agency to serve aspiring and existing small business owners. A small business owner interested in getting help from SCORE should contact a local office. The SCORE national office and the Small Business Administration's field offices can make referrals. Counseling is also available from the SCORE web site at www.score.org. SCORE volunteers are reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses and do not accept compensation for counseling.
Applicant Eligibility: All existing and potential small business owners are eligible. The business must be independently owned and operated, and not dominant in its field, and must conform to SBA size standards.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Account Identification: 73-0100-0-1-376.
Since SCORE was established in 1964, it has helped 4.2 million people start or grow their small business. SCORE links volunteer business professionals, who have management expertise, with the owners/managers of small businesses and community organizations in need of management counseling. There are approximately 11,500 SCORE volunteers serving in all 50 States and U.S. possessions.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
SBA Act, SOP 60-10-2A, SCORE Operating Manual, Counselor's Professional Development Program Annual Report and Brochures.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: