Dog Tag, Inc. wins Small Business Administration (SBA) Grant and Ray Milano, Director of SBA Veteran Outreach Program Comes to Dog Tag Bakery to Share the Good News

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 Release Date:  September 26, 2016

Contact: Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987  

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SBA Provides Grants to Support Entrepreneurship Training Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veterans


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA ) this week announced the four awardees of the Service Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP) grant.

The grant, offered by the SBA’s Office of Veteran Business Development, assists each grantee with providing entrepreneurial training to service-disabled veterans interested in starting or growing a small business.

The four awardees are:

·      Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV): Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families,  Syracuse, N.Y. - $100,000

·      Veterans Entrepreneurship Program: Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. - $100,000

·      Veterans Entrepreneurship Jumpstart Program: St. Joseph’s University,  Philadelphia, Pa. - $50,000

·      Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. – Washington, D.C. - $50,000

The SDVETP grant funding competition was open to eligible institutions of higher learning, private organizations or businesses, non-profit community-based organizations, state, local or tribal governmental agencies and non-profit organizations

The initial award is for 12 months. At the end of the initial grant period, the SBA and the awardees have the option to continue the grant, for up to two additional years.

“The SBA looks forward to working with these outstanding awardees to create opportunities for service disabled veterans and their families who seek to start or grow a small business,” said Barbara Carson, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Veterans Business Development.

“The SDVETP grantees join SBA’s vast network of resources that empower veterans, service-disabled veterans, and National Guard and Reserve service members, and military spouse entrepreneurs.”  

To learn more about additional opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, visit



About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.     @SBAgov