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The certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to start or grow a small business in Iowa. Support for TSBs can occur either through an official third-party certification of the business or through the low-interest TSB loan program. Certified TSBs can be found in the online public directory.
Search the public directory of certified Targeted Small Businesses:
TSB Certification Application
To start an application to become a certified TSB, start the application:
Log In & Manage Profile
To manage your existing certified TSB Business Profile or application for certification, log in:
The same eligibility criteria is used for TSB loans as is used for certifications, however, you do not have to be certified or in business to apply for a loan.
Visit here for more information and how to apply.
All Iowa state government agencies are required to establish annual TSB spending projections and report quarterly TSB procurement goals. By becoming a certified TSB and selling products and services to the state, TSBs help the state’s government entities meet these goals.
State agencies have different levels of procurement authority with unique needs; TSBs are encouraged to be proactive in marketing to them. To obtain a list of what state agencies purchase and agent contact information or to learn how to become a registered vendor with the state, visit das.iowa.gov/procurement.
Public Purchasing Agents: All TSB 48-hour bid solicitations are directly synchronized from the State of Iowa Bid Opportunities database for 48 hours in advance of being published publicly on that website. If you don't currently post on Bid Opportunities, but wish to, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a login from the Iowa Department of Administrative Services.
To be eligible for TSB certification, businesses must be:
To start an application for TSB certification, click here.