Firms certified in the SBA’s HUBZone Program must recertify every three years to SBA that they remain a qualified HUBZone SBC (Small Business Concern). Concerns wishing to remain in the program without any interruption must recertify their continued eligibility to SBA within 30 calendar days after the third anniversary of their date of certification and each subsequent three-year period. Failure to do so will result in SBA initiating decertification proceedings. Once decertified, the concern then would have to wait 90 calendar days to submit a new application for certification. You cannot recertify your firm once you have been decertified so timely recertification is important.
The recertification to SBA must be submitted and electronically verified and must represent that the circumstances relative to eligibility that existed on the date of certification showing on the list have not materially changed and that the concern meets any new eligibility requirements.
Cloveer’s HUBZone Program Recertification Service will make sure your recertification is done correctly and quickly.
This service is designed for the small business owner who is HUBZone Certified by the SBA and has received a notice to renew their certification.
Definition of Principal Office:Eligibility Criteria 2:
Principal office is defined as the location where the greatest number of the business concern's employees at any one location perform their work. However, for those business concerns whose primary industry is service or construction, the determination of principal office excludes the business concern's employees who perform the majority of their work at job-site locations to fulfill specific contract obligations.
Definition of Unconditionally and directly owned and controlled:Eligibility Criteria 3:
Unconditionally and directly ownership means directly owning at least 51% of the business concern. Ownership must be direct and cannot be through another business or trust, unless the trust is revocable and you are the sole grantor and trustee of the trust. Control means both the day-to-day management and long term decision making authority for the business concern. Generally, you should be the highest ranking officer of the business too.
Definition of Employee and Reside:Eligibility Criteria 4:
Employee means all individuals employed on a full-time, part-time, or other basis, so long as that individual works a minimum of 40 hours per month. This includes employees obtained from a temporary employee agency, leasing concern, or through a union agreement or co-employed pursuant to a professional employer organization agreement. SBA will consider the totality of the circumstances, including criteria used by the IRS for Federal income tax purposes and those set forth in SBA’s Size Policy Statement No. 1, in determining whether individuals are employees of a concern. Volunteers (i.e., individuals who receive deferred compensation or no compensation, including no in-kind compensation, for work performed) are not considered employees. However, if an individual has an ownership interest in and works for the business a minimum of 40 hours per month, that owner is considered an employee regardless of whether or not the individual receives compensation. Reside means to live in a primary residence at a place for at least 180 days, or as a currently registered voter, and with the intent to live there indefinitely.
Definition of Small Business:Eligibility Criteria 5:
Small business means the business concern, with its affiliates, must meet the size standard corresponding to its primary industry classification.
Upon engaging us for the HUBZone Renewal service, we will send you a brief questionnaire along with a list of any documents required to show that you maintain eligibility.
We will thoroughly review all items to make sure your firm is compliant with the HUBZone requirements.
If we notice any HUBZone program eligibility issues, we will provide you with suggestions to immediately overcome them.
Cloveer will complete all online portions of the renewal process based on the information you provide. We will also upload any documents as requested by the SBA.
The items required for HUBZone Renewal include information on your current employees, work locations and owners, similar to items that would have been provided in your original application.
The HUBZone Renewal process can be complete as quickly as you are able to provide the requested information and documents to us. Renewals can be completed in as little as 1 business day.
Your HUBZone Certification will be renewed the same day that it is submitted.
Our HUBZone Renewal fee is: $250.00.
This is payable in one installment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Checks for payment.Request a Service Agreement
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