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SBA RIN: 3245-AG02 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Office of Women's Business Ownership: Women's Business Center Program 

SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) oversees a network of SBA-funded Women's Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. WBCs provide management and technical assistance to small business concerns, both nascent and established, with a focus on such businesses that are owned and controlled by women, or on women planning to start a business, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged. The training and counseling provided by the WBCs encompass a comprehensive array of topics, such as finance, management, and marketing in various languages. This rule will codify the requirements and procedures that govern the delivery, funding, and evaluation of the management and technical assistance provided under the WBC Program. The rule will address, among other things, the eligibility criteria for selection as a WBC, use of Federal funds, standards for effectively carrying out program duties and responsibilities, the requirements for reporting on financial and programmatic performance, and provisions regarding the collection and use of the individual WBC client data.

Agency: Small Business Administration(SBA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 656   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  04/22/2015  80 FR 22434   
ANPRM Comment Period End  06/22/2015 
NPRM  11/22/2016  81 FR 83718   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/23/2017 
Final Rule  10/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Donald Smith
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership
Small Business Administration
409 Third Street SW,
Washington, DC 20416
Phone:202 205-7279