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VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to increase outreach during COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of the mobile units was dispatched to various cities to include boroughs in New York City, a second unit was sent… Read more
Granite - SDVOSB Bids

Granite Construction Company Seeking Quotes From DVBE Firms – County of Mendocino #20119

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is seeking DVBE/SBE Qualified Sub-Contractors on the following Project Project Owner:  County of Mendocino                          Estimate # 20119 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on Pine Ridge Road, CR 220, at MP 5.30, DOT Contract No. 200005, DOT Project No. F-1706.703, Federal Project No:PA-09-CA-4305-00022. Lead Estimator: Terry Richards Phone: 707.467.4114 Bid Date: 04.09.2020 / 2:00 pm Email Quotes to: … Read more

VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan

WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff.    VA deems the plan a valuable tool that’s useful for the nationwide medical community. The “For Official Use Only” designation has been removed from the plan, making it… Read more
Workers Working During Coronavirus Pandemic

Attn Veteran Owned Business Members Impacted By The Coronavirus Pandemic

Attn: Veteran Owned Business Project members: do you own a restaurant, brewery, food truck or any other business that is impacted by the #Coronavirus but you are not totally shut down (i.e. takeout, delivery only)? We’d like to let our members and supports know that you would appreciate their business! Email us details about your business including hours of operation,… Read more
SDVOSB Newsletter

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Overview, Certification and FAQs

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) The Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken an outreach effort to identify small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans. The DoD outreach effort aims to improve prime and subcontracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The DoD believes that the sacrifices made… Read more
Small Busimess Administration

Carranza Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be automatic. Now, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA to request deferment. “The SBA is looking at every option and… Read more
Coronavirus Interactive Maps

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Interactive Maps/Trackers

Here are several links to Coronavirus (Covid-19) Interactive Trackers/Maps.  Some show a breakdown by country and state with their respective numbers of active cases, recovered cases and–unfortunately–fatal cases. Some show communities that have outbreaks.  Some allow you to zoom in to see active cases, recovered cases and fatal cases by county. Some will show you local and regional news, warnings… Read more