Updates from the Sacramento District Office


The Sacramento District Office - December 2022


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Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? Know someone who’s been a huge supporter of small business owners? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration wants to hear from you. 

The SBA’s Sacramento District Office is proud to announce it is accepting nominations for 2023 National Small Business Week Awards

Winners will be honored during National Small Business Week (April 30 - May 6, 2023).

National Award Categories

National Small Business Week award nomination categories include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Mitigation
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Public Official
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award - Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women's Business Center of the Year Excellence Award
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

National SBW Information and Nomination Forms

Sacramento District Award Categories

The SBA Sacramento District Office will be awarding individuals and small businesses in each of the following categories:

  • Contractor
  •  Entrepreneur
  • Family-Owned Small Business
  • Minority Small Business Champion
  • Non-profit
  • Start-up
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Women-Owned Small Business


Sacramento District NSBW award guidelines (sba.gov) 


Steps to submit a nomination

Below are the steps to submit a nomination:

  1. Review the National guidelines and instructions
  2. All nominees are required to complete and sign SBA Background Form 3300
  3. Complete the Small Business Person of the Year Application Form 3301 or the Small Business Exporter of the Year Application Form 3302
  4. A digital headshot photo (NO visible company logos) – at least 300 dpi is required
  5. Review the Sacramento District NSBW award guidelines (sba.gov) (this is where you will find the criteria for district awards)
  6. Complete the District Office Award Application Form 3315 (identify the district award category)
  7. Complete and sign the Release of Materials Form
  8. Attach any other significant documentation (such as a nomination letter, letters of recommendation, etc.) not to exceed 10 pages
  9. Upload everything to our BOX account. All nominations must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Small Business Administration BOX account in the state or territory where the nominee is located. BOX account information is available at National Small Business Week Awards.

Important: Answer all the questions in detail on forms 3300, 3301/3302 and 3315 – your answers are very important when it comes to judging the business! 

A complete nomination package must be received electronically via our BOX account by December 8, 2022, 2pm CT. 


COVID-19 EIDL Repayment Webinar

Learn how to Manage & Pay Your COVID EIDL


Did your organization or small business receive a COVID EIDL?  All loans had a 30 month deferment period and many borrowers are beginning to make their first payments.

Watch a recording of this free webinar on how to manage & pay your COVID EIDL loan, presented by SBA's California District Offices, on Dec. 6, 2022.

Learn how to register for CAFS to find out when your loan is due, how much your payment is, track your loan balance, and get other important information you need to manage your loan.

Find out how to make your payments online via pay.gov, and learn what to do if you don't know your loan number, or need assistance with issues regarding your COVID EIDL. 


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We will host another COVID-19 EIDL Repayment Webinar on Tuesday, January 10th at 2 p.m. Pacific.


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Connection Tips

As a reminder, these are Teams Live events, and not Zoom webinars.

You can join through your computer, however if you wish to join through a mobile device, you will need to download the free Teams App to stream the event.

If you have any issues joining the webinar, when you click on the event link instead of clicking “Sign in”, try clicking “Join Anonymously”. By joining anonymously there is no need to log in, or to enter your email.

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