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Can a business lose its HUBZone Certification? If so, what might cause this to happen?

There are a few factors that could go into why a business to lose its HUBZone Certification:

    • Expired SAM Registration (click below to see if your SAM is still active)
    • No longer qualifies
      • Principal office no longer in a HUBZone
      • 35% of FTE (Full-Time Employees) do NOT reside in a HUBZone anymore
      • No longer meets SBA size standards (use the tool below to find out if you do)
    • Did not recertify in time
      • Entities MUST recertify either 30 days BEFORE or 30 days AFTER the expiration date of the certification

USBRI has been offering filing assistance for SAM and Set-Aside Certifications for over 12 years. If you have an issues or need assistance, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to help you.

As mentioned above, two of the requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

 

What type of businesses are eligible for HUBZone?

The type of businesses that are eligible for set-aside certifications depend on a number of factors. You must be registered in SAM and you must meet the SBA Small Business Size standards. Additionally, there are requirements to obtaining a HUBZone Certification, such as:

    • Principle office must be located in a HUBZone
    • 35% of all FTE must reside in a HUBZone
    • Person applying must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must meet SBA Size Standards
    • Have an ACTIVE and compliant SAM Registration

USBRI has been offering filing assistance for SAM and Set-Aside Certifications for over 12 years. If you have an issues or need assistance, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to help you.

As mentioned above, two of the requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

What are the compliance requirements for maintaining set-aside certifications?

One major compliance requirement for maintaining any set-aside is keeping your SAM Registration active and compliant. Each set-aside certification offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) has it’s own procedures and standards for maintaining that specific certification.

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB)

According to SBA, maintaining a WOSB or EDWOSB certification requires participants to annually attest to meeting program requirements set forth in 13 CFR 127.  Annual attestation must be submitted within 30 days of the anniversary date of certification. Additionally, firms must undergo a program examination every three years conducted by SBA or a third-party certifier.

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB/SDVOSB)

For VOSB and SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran-Owned) certifications, they are good for a total of three years. Once the three-year period is up, you must recertify and stay compliant

HUBZone Certification

You’ll need to recertify for the HUBZone program once a year. There is no limit to the length of time a business can participate as long as it continues to qualify. A “program examination” is required every 3 years to make sure you still meet the requirements as the map changes every 5 years and new locations arise. If yours is coming up for an examination, check and see if you are still in a HUBZone by clicking the button below.

 

As mentioned above, your SAM Registration must be in ACTIVE and good standing to qualify for a set-aside certification. If you are unsure if yours is active or if you have one. find out by using the tool below

 

Need to Register or Renew a SAM Registration?

If your registration is missing or is within 60 days of expiring, get started on the process NOW. You do not want to miss out on any federal contracting opportunities or lose a certification status due to those issues. If you are ready to begin, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will answer any general questions you have. You can also click below to get started today. Once payment is received, a CRS will be in contact with you within 24 business hours.

How do I check an address in the HUBZone Map?

To check to see if an address is within a HUBZone, use the HUBZone Map on SBA. If your address is located within a HUBZone, you may be qualified for a HUBZone Certification. Check your eligibility by using the Small Business Calculator Tool and browse the HUBZone Certification & Eligibility page by clicking the button below

Need a SAM Registration?

In order to qualify for any Small Business Certification or Set-Aside, you must have an active SAM Registration. If you need to register and need assistance, do not hesitate to call our help desk or browse our services page by clicking the button below

What happens if I submit my application for HUBZone before a map update?

In order to be certified into the program, the applicant must be eligible as of the date it was submitted for review and the HUBZone director issues a decision. If you submit before a map update, as long as you meet the qualifications (i.e. map location), you should not have any issue with getting HUBZone Certified.

To know if your location is in a HUBZone, use the map lookup tool by clicking the button below

 

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

An additional requirement to be HUBZone Certified is to have an active and compliant SAM Registration. Use the SAM Expiration Lookup Tool to see if you need to renew. If you do, contact the USBRI Help Desk (1-888-646-9998) and talk to a CRS about your options. You can get started with a specialist today by clicking the button below.

Where Do I Check HUBZone Map?

To check the HUBZone Map, follow the steps below:

    • Go to the SBA HUBZone Map page
    • Input your company’s principal office address
    • The map will tell you if it resides in a HUBZone
    • You can do this as many times as you need to to find out if your business qualifies as a HUBZone

USBRI has been offering filing assistance with SAM Registrations, Small Business, and Set-Aside Certification. If you are having trouble or need assistance, you can reach out to a Certified Registration Specialist (CRS) at 1-888-646-9998 and they would be happy to assist you with anything you may need regarding HUBZone and more.

Browse the HUBZone Certification & Eligibility page by clicking below

Do You Have A SAM Registration?

If you are unsure if you have or unsure of the status of your SAM Registration, use the SAM Status Lookup Tool to see if/when it expires. If you do not have a SAM Registration or you need to renew, you can contact the USBRI Help Desk for any questions on the renewal process. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How Can I Check HUBZone Map?

To check the HUBZone Map, follow the steps below:

    • Go to the SBA HUBZone Map page
    • Input your company’s principal office address
    • The map will tell you if it resides in a HUBZone
    • You can do this as many times as you need to to find out if your business qualifies as a HUBZone

USBRI has been offering filing assistance with SAM Registrations, Small Business, and Set-Aside Certification. If you are having trouble or need assistance, you can reach out to a Certified Registration Specialist (CRS) at 1-888-646-9998 and they would be happy to assist you with anything you may need regarding HUBZone and more.

Browse the HUBZone Certification & Eligibility page by clicking below

Do You Have A SAM Registration?

If you are unsure if you have or unsure of the status of your SAM Registration, use the SAM Status Lookup Tool to see if/when it expires. If you do not have a SAM Registration or you need to renew, you can contact the USBRI Help Desk for any questions on the renewal process. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How Do I Check HUBZone Map?

To check the HUBZone Map, follow the steps below:

    • Go to the SBA HUBZone Map page
    • Input your company’s principal office address
    • The map will tell you if it resides in a HUBZone
    • You can do this as many times as you need to to find out if your business qualifies as a HUBZone

USBRI has been offering filing assistance with SAM Registrations, Small Business, and Set-Aside Certification. If you are having trouble or need assistance, you can reach out to a Certified Registration Specialist (CRS) at 1-888-646-9998 and they would be happy to assist you with anything you may need regarding HUBZone and more.

Browse the HUBZone Certification & Eligibility page by clicking below

Do You Have A SAM Registration?

If you are unsure if you have or unsure of the status of your SAM Registration, use the SAM Status Lookup Tool to see if/when it expires. If you do not have a SAM Registration or you need to renew, you can contact the USBRI Help Desk for any questions on the renewal process. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How To Check HUBZone Map?

To check the HUBZone Map, visit the HUBZone Map on SBA.

Once you have figured out if your business is in a HUBZone, you can read about the HUBZone eligibility by clicking the button below.

Do You Have A SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement is you must have an ACTIVE registration in SAM. If you are unsure of your status, contact the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and one of our Certified Registration Specialists can assist you. You can also browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

Where can I find the HUBZone Map Tool to see if we qualify?

To find the HUBZone Map Tool, use the HUBZone Map on SBA. If your address is located within a HUBZone, you may be qualified for a HUBZone Certification. Check your eligibility by using the Small Business Calculator Tool and browse the HUBZone Certification & Eligibility page by clicking the button below

Need a SAM Registration?

In order to qualify for any Small Business Certification or Set-Aside, you must have an active SAM Registration. If you need to register and need assistance, do not hesitate to call our help desk or browse our services page by clicking the button below