- U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy funding research into the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses
- Proposals will be received through Aug. 19
- Studies can focus on small businesses overall or more detailed subsets, such as individual industries or demographic groups
Summary by Dirk Langeveld
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has announced a new funding opportunity for research into the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses. Proposals will be received through Aug. 19.
The research aims to analyze the important aspects of how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted small businesses economically, challenges they have faced during recessions and recovery trends, and what policy implications result from the findings. Those conducting the study may focus on small businesses overall or focus on a specific subset, such as certain industries or demographic groups such as veterans, minorities, or women.
The Office of Advocacy is an independent office within the SBA that periodically funds research into small business economic issues.
Full information on the funding opportunity is available here.