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OREGON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

DIVISION 22

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

123-022-0060

Purpose

The purpose of these rules is to provide procedures, standards, and criteria for making grants under ORS 285B.168 and 285A.340 to 285A.349 to community college and community college service districts to assist in the improvement and formation of small business development centers.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98

123-022-0070

Definitions

For the purposes of these rules definitions may be found in Procedural Rules, OAR 123-001. As used in this division of administrative rules, unless the context requires otherwise the following definitions apply:

(1) "Small Business Development Center" means a community college-based and state university-based center which helps small businesses develop and improve skill in such areas as marketing management and capital formation.

(2) "Small Business Development Center Network" means the statewide network of small business development centers.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.075 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; EDD 23-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09

123-022-0080

Eligibility Criteria

From funds appropriated for such purposes, the Department may make grants to community college and community college service districts and state university partners to assist in the formation and improvement of small business development centers. Grants are available on a justified need basis.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; EDD 23-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09

123-022-0090

Application and Award Procedures

(1) Each applicant for a small business development center grant shall submit an annual work plan to the Small Business Development Center Network office and the Department. The annual work plan shall include:

(a) Evidence of the potential demand for assistance;

(b) Plans for involving other training resources and expert resource people from the business community;

(c) A plan to offer business counseling to the small business community;

(d) A budget for the year for which a grant is requested, including federal, state, college or university, and client grants.

(e) A plan to participate in evaluations conducted by the Small Business Development Center Network office.

(f) A plan for alignment with department’s job creation and retention definitions, policy and reporting methodology;

(g) A plan for alignment with department strategic goals and focus on key industries

(2) The Department and the Small Business Development Center Network office shall review and approve the work plans submitted by applicants prior to disbursement of grant funds to the Small Business Development Center program recipients.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; EDD 23-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09

123-022-0100

Standards and Criteria

The Small Business Development Center Network office and the Department shall use the following criteria to evaluate applicants annual work plans:

(1) The number of small business clients to be served through one-to-one counseling and training programs as set out in the annual work plans;

(2) Special needs based upon geographic location or special populations to be served.

(3) The quality and the extent to which the annual work plan meets the needs of small business clients in the service area.

(4) Alignment with the department’s job creation and retention definitions, policy and reporting methodology;

(5) Alignment with department strategic goals and focus on key industries

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; EDD 23-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09

123-022-0110

Project Administration

(1) The Director of the Department shall designate one of the small business development centers to coordinate the activities of all small business development centers and the Small Business Development Center Network office. In making the designation the Director shall consider the recommendations of others providing substantial financial support to the Small Business Development Center Network.

(2) The Small Business Development Centers shall be required to provide matching funds, by cash or in-kind contributions or some combination of funds and contributions, on a 1:1 basis with Department funds.

(3) The Director of the Department shall have the discretion to waive or modify aspects of subsection 3 of this section if the Director determines it to be reasonable and necessary.

(4) The Small Business Development Centers shall require small businesses that receive business assistance services to pay part of the costs of those services. To the extent that federal laws or regulations impose requirements that limit the payment of fees by recipients of business assistance services to small businesses, the Business Development Department and the Small Business Development Center Network office shall apply for waivers of such federal requirements

Stat. Auth.: ORS 285A.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 285A.340 - 285A.349 & 285B.165 - 285B.180
Hist.: EDD 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; EDD 23-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 12-1-09

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