Criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination can be found online at http://awards.sba.gov.
SBA awards to be presented in celebration of National Small Business Week, designated this year as May 2-6, include:
- Small Business Person of the Year: One from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
- Exporter of the Year;
- Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery;
- Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official;
- Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer;
- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year;
- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year;
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors);
- Graduate of the Year;
- Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year;
- Small Business Investment Company of the Year;
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award;
- Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award;
- Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year.
All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on Jan. 11.
December 28, 2015