Last Call! Submit your SBA award nominations ASAP (Final deadline Jan. 11, 2022, at Noon PST)

San Diego District Office

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Last Call!
All National Award nomination packages must be complete and submitted no later than tomorrow, January 11, 2022, at Noon Pacific Time


(Self-Nominations Accepted)

Visit SBA’s dedicated website to download forms, criteria, and National Award Nomination Guidelines for submitting a nomination. 

The SBA National Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following award categories:

National Award Categories: (Accepted by the San Diego District Office no later than 12:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.)

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

(Visit for a list of all National Small Business Week categories, guidelines, forms, and submission information.) 

The San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration serves San Diego and Imperial Counties and will only accept nominations for nominees from these two counties. Click here to find a list of SBA District Offices, or search by zip code.

Please review the guidelines for your specific category before submitting your nomination package. Incomplete nomination packages will be disqualified. 

Nominations for all of the above award categories must be received by the San Diego District office by electronic submission ONLY to the District’s BOX account. 

NOTE: Nominations received today, Monday, January 10, 2022, will be reviewed for completeness and nominators will be notified of any missing items, so they can be added prior to the deadline.

Questions may be sent to Cynthia Harris at

Learn more and submit your nomination today!

We look forward to seeing your nomination package(s)!

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.  As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster.  It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit