Veteran-Owned Small Business &
Service Disable Veteran Small Business Program

VOSB Program Overview

Veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces may qualify for specific programs designed exclusively for veterans and service-disabled veterans. These programs can include educational benefits, healthcare services, housing assistance, and job training initiatives, all aimed at supporting those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country.

VOSB Certification Benefits

Since 1999, legislative changes have gradually broadened to include veterans in various small-business assistance programs, including those managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). These changes were implemented to ensure that veterans who have served their country receive support in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The law mandates that government agencies and departments annually allocate at least 3% of their total contract awards to veteran-owned small businesses.

Additionally, by obtaining Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification, veterans can gain exclusive access to these federal contracting opportunities. This certification not only opens doors to lucrative government contracts but also provides veterans with resources and networks to help their businesses thrive and grow.

How to Qualify

The qualification process is straightforward and designed to be user-friendly. To be eligible for these certifications, you must provide proof of your status as a Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran. This typically involves submitting official documentation, such as your DD214 form or a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Once your documentation has been reviewed and approved, you will receive your certification, which can open doors to various benefits and opportunities tailored specifically for veterans.

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Getting Certified

Wondering if you qualify and if this program is right for your business? Our experienced federal contract consultants are ready to assist you with personalized guidance and support. CLICK HERE to begin the process and take the first step toward enhancing your vetern-owned business’s potential!

VOSB – SDVOSB Registration & Certification

Frequently Asked Questions

The Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) is a formal recognition that a business is owned and operated by a veteran. This certification can open doors to various opportunities, including federal contracts and grants specifically set aside for veteran-owned businesses.

A business qualifies as a Veteran-Owned Small Business if it is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more veterans. Additionally, the veteran(s) must be involved in the day-to-day operations and long-term decision-making processes of the business.

To qualify as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, a business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans. The service-disabled veteran(s) must also be involved in the daily operations and long-term decision-making of the business. The service-connected disability must be documented by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense.

Yes, there is a formal certification process for both VOSB and SDVOSB. Businesses seeking these certifications must submit an application through the appropriate government agency, providing documentation to verify veteran status, ownership, and control of the business. The certification process ensures that only eligible businesses receive these designations.

While you can apply for federal contracts without being certified, getting certified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business significantly enhances your chances of winning contracts set aside for veteran-owned companies. Many federal agencies have specific procurement goals to support veteran owned business, making certification a valuable asset.

The veteran owned small business certification process typically takes between 60 to 90 days, depending on the completeness of the application and the responsiveness of the applicant. It is advisable to prepare all necessary documentation in advance to expedite the VOSB and SDVOSB process for certification.

You can get help with the certification process through our VOSB and SDVOSB Certification Services. Our experts provide guidance and support throughout the application process, ensuring that your submission is accurate and complete. Additionally, many local veteran business outreach centers and the Small Business Administration (SBA) offer resources and support.

Yes, you must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) before applying for certification. SAM registration is a prerequisite for doing business with the federal government and is necessary for submitting your certification application. Our team can assist you with the SAM registration process as part of our federal contracting certification services.

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A System for Award Management (also referred to as SAM) Registration must be renewed annually to stay compliant and active. FCC recommends that businesses renew 90 days before the SAM expires to prevent service penalties and/or interruptions.