[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 16, 2008)]
[Pages 40903-40904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16188]



Notice of Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review Under 
Executive Order 12372

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review.


SUMMARY: The Small Business Administration (SBA) is notifying the 
public that it intends to grant the pending applications of 39 existing 
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for refunding on January 1, 
2009, subject to the availability of funds. Nineteen states do not 
participate in the EO 12372 process therefore, their addresses are not 
included. A short description of the SBDC program follows in the 
supplementary information below.
    The SBA is publishing this notice at least 90 days before the 
expected refunding date. The SBDCs and their mailing addresses are 
listed below in the ADDRESSES section. A copy of this notice also is 
being furnished to the respective State single points of contact 
designated under the Executive Order. Each SBDC application must be 
consistent with any area-wide small business assistance plan adopted by 
a State-authorized agency.

DATES: A State single point of contact and other interested State or 
local entities may submit written comments regarding an SBDC refunding 
within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice to the SBDC.


Addresses of Relevant SBDC State Directors

Mr. Greg Panichello, State Director, Salt Lake Community College, 9750 
South 300 West, Sandy, UT 84070, (801) 957-3493;
Mr. Herbert Thweatt, Director, American Samoa Community College,

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P.O. Box 2609, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, 011-684-699-4830;
Mr. John Lenti, State Director, University of South Carolina, 1710 
College Street, Columbia, SC 29208, (803) 777-4907;
Ms. Kelly Manning, State Director, Office of Business Development, 1625 
Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 892-3864;
Mr. Jerry Cartwright, State Director, University of West Florida, 401 
East Chase Street, Suite 100, Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 473-7800;
Mr. Kurt Clark, Interim Regional Director, University of California, 
Merced, 550 East Shaw, Suite 105A, Fresno, CA 93710, (209) 288-4368;
Mr. Allan Adams, State Director, University of Georgia, 1180 East Broad 
Street, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-6762;
Mr. Bill Carter, State Director, University of Hawaii/Hilo, 308 
Kamehameha Avenue, Suite 201, Hilo, HI 96720, (808) 974-7515;
Mr. Sam Males, State Director, University of Nevada/Reno, College of 
Business Administration, Room 411, Reno, NV 89557-0100, (775) 784-1717;
Mr. Jeffrey Heinzmann, State Director, Economic Development Council, 
One North Capitol, Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 234-2086;
Mr. Mark DeLisle, State Director, University of Southern Maine, 96 
Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04103, (207) 780-4420;
Mr. Brett Rogers, State Director, Washington State University, 534 East 
Trent Avenue, Spokane, WA 99210-1495, (509) 358-7765;
Mr. Casey Jeszenka, SBDC Director, University of Guam, P.O. Box 5061--
U.O.G. Station, Mangilao, GU 96923, (671) 735-2590;
Ms. Sheneui Sloan, Acting Regional Director, Long Beach Community 
College, 3950 Paramount Blvd., Suite 101, Lakewood, CA 90712, (562) 
Mr. John Hemmingstad, State Director, University of South Dakota, 414 
East Clark Street, Patterson Hall, Vermillion, SD 57069, (605) 677-
Ms. Gayle Kugler, State Director, University of Wisconsin, 432 North 
Lake Street, Room 423, Madison, WI 53706, (608) 263-8860;
Mr. Dan Ripke, Regional Director, California State University, Chico, 
Chico, CA 95929, (530) 898-4598;
Ms. Kristin Johnson, Regional Director, Humboldt State University, 
Office of Economic & Community Dev., 1 Harpst Street, 2006A, Siemens 
Hall, Arcata, CA 95521, (707) 445-9720 x317;
Ms. Vi Pham, Regional Director, California State University, Fullerton, 
800 North State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834, (714) 278-2719;
Ms. Debbie Trujillo, Regional Director, Southwestern Community College 
District, 900 Otey Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910, (619) 482-6388.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antonio Doss, Associate Administrator 
for SBDCs, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street, SW., 
Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20416.


Description of the SBDC Program

    A partnership exists between SBA and an SBDC. SBDCs offer training, 
counseling and other business development assistance to small 
businesses. Each SBDC provides services under a negotiated Cooperative 
Agreement with the SBA. SBDCs operate on the basis of a state plan to 
provide assistance within a state or geographic area. The initial plan 
must have the written approval of the Governor. Non-Federal funds must 
match Federal funds. An SBDC must operate according to law, the 
Cooperative Agreement, SBA's regulations, the annual Program 
Announcement, and program guidance.

Program Objectives

    The SBDC program uses Federal funds to leverage the resources of 
states, academic institutions and the private sector to:
    (a) Strengthen the small business community;
    (b) Increase economic growth;
    (c) Assist more small businesses; and
    (d) Broaden the delivery system to more small businesses.

SBDC Program Organization

    The lead SBDC operates a statewide or regional network of SBDC 
service centers. An SBDC must have a full-time Director. SBDCs must use 
at least 80 percent of the Federal funds to provide services to small 
businesses. SBDCs use volunteers and other low cost resources as much 
as possible.

SBDC Services

    An SBDC must have a full range of business development and 
technical assistance services in its area of operations, depending upon 
local needs, SBA priorities and SBDC program objectives. Services 
include training and counseling to existing and prospective small 
business owners in management, marketing, finance, operations, 
planning, taxes, and any other general or technical area of assistance 
that supports small business growth.
    The SBA district office and the SBDC must agree upon the specific 
mix of services. They should give particular attention to SBA's 
priority and special emphasis groups, including veterans, women, 
exporters, the disabled, and minorities.

SBDC Program Requirements

    An SBDC must meet programmatic and financial requirements imposed 
by statute, regulations or its Cooperative Agreement. The SBDC must:
    (a) Locate service centers so that they are as accessible as 
possible to small businesses;
    (b) Open all service centers at least 40 hours per week, or during 
the normal business hours of its state or academic Host Organization, 
throughout the year;
    (c) Develop working relationships with financial institutions, the 
investment community, professional associations, private consultants 
and small business groups; and
    (d) Maintain lists of private consultants at each service center.

    Dated: July 10, 2008.
Antonio Doss,
Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers.
[FR Doc. E8-16188 Filed 7-15-08; 8:45 am]