Before applying for HUBZone Certification it is important you understand the program requirements as well as the information you will required supplying to verify eligibility. Following the submission of the application Small Business Concerns (SBC’s) must supply all supporting documents within 10 days. In accordance to 126.300 the SBA will not review incomplete packages therefore it is critical that all information is provided by the due date.
Before Applying for the HUBZone program it is recommended that you take advantage of the tools and resources available to help prepare your small business for the application process.
Small Business Administration HUBZone Application Guide: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/HUBZone_Application_Guide.pdf
Eligibility and Certification Requirements: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/hubzone-primer-eligibility-certification-requirements
There are several important registrations that must be completed before you can start the electronic application process:
Business Registration: Your Small Business must be registered to do business with the Secretary of State. http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/pages/default.aspx
DUN & BRADSTREET: Each headquarters and branch office must be registered so that it will have its own D&B ID number known as a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
System for Award Management (SAM): The firm’s Employer’s Identification Number/Tax Identification Number (EIN/TIN) must be registered. (NOTE- the principal office address that is applying for HUBZone certification must be entered in the SAM profile associated with DUNS appropriate for this specific physical location.). You must register in your legal name. https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/##11
Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) : DSBS profiles will reflect each firm’s certification status. http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/search/dsp_dsbs.cfm
Definition: This the date when the SBC’s highest ranking official asserts to the SBA that the firm is in compliance with the HUBZone Program eligibility requirements also known as the authorization date. All supporting documentation MUST cover the time of electronic verification. Submission of information that does not include, or cover, the time of electronic verification may result in the firm’s application being withdrawn or declined.
HUBZone Supporting Document Request by corporate structure.