[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 14 (Monday, January 22, 2001)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-1711]

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New Markets Venture Capital Program; Notice of Funds Availability 
(NOFA) Inviting Applications for the New Markets Venture Capital 

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) inviting applications.


SUMMARY: The New Markets Venture Capital Program Act of 2000 (``the 
Act'') authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration (``SBA'') to 
select participants for the New Markets Venture Capital (``NMVC'') 
Program and to provide financial assistance, including grant awards, 
under that program. The Administrator of the SBA invites applications 
for designation as a New Markets Venture Capital company and for grant 
awards available both to participants in the NMVC Program and to 
Specialized Small Business Investment Companies (``SSBICs''). The 
interim final rule (13 CFR part 108) published in today's Federal 
Register provides guidance on the contents of the necessary application 
materials, evaluation criteria and other program requirements. 
Applicants for designation as a NMVC company can find more detailed 
application content requirements in the NMVC company application 
packet, which is available on SBA's website at http://www.sba.gov/inv. 
SSBICs applying for a grant award can request a grant application 
packet from SBA at the phone number set forth below.
    Subject to funding availability, SBA expects to designate 15 to 20 
NMVC companies and to award up to $30 million in appropriated funds 
under this NOFA. SBA reserves the right to select and fund some, all, 
or none of the applicants for designation as a NMVC company, and the 
right to fund some, all, or none of the SSBIC applications for grant 
awards submitted in response to this NOFA.

DATES: Applications may be submitted to SBA immediately. The deadline 
for receipt of an application is 6:00 p.m. EST on April 19, 2001. 
Applications received in SBA's offices after that date and time will be 
rejected and returned to the sender.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be sent to Austin Belton, Director, Office 
of New Markets Venture Capital, Investment Division, U.S. Small 
Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW, Washington, DC 20416. 
Applications sent electronically or by facsimile will not be accepted.

questions about the requirements for this program or application 
procedures, or wish to request an application package, contact Austin 
Belton, Director, Office of New Markets Venture Capital, 202-205-6510. 
Applications and other information regarding SBA and its programs may 
be downloaded from SBA's web site at http://www.sba.gov/inv.

    Program Authority: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001, Pub. 
L. No. 106-554, and 13 CFR part 108.

    Dated: January 12, 2001.
Aida Alvarez,
[FR Doc. 01-1711 Filed 1-19-01; 8:45 am]