SBA Announces Call for Nominations for 2022 National Small Business Week Award

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 11 for the May 2022 awards ceremony.

11/24/2021 09:00 AM

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy. 

All nominations should be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. EST on Jan. 11, 2022, and the awards will be presented during the NSBW awards ceremony in the first week of May 2022. 

To nominate a small-business owner in your area or download related forms, criteria and guidelines, visit 

Nominations for the following categories will be accepted: 

  • Small Business Person of the Year  
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year  
  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery:  
    – Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery 
    – Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official 
    – Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer 
  • Federal Procurement Awards:  
    – Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year 
    – Small Business Subcontractor of the Year 
    – Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence 
    – 8(a) Graduate of the Year 
  • Awards to SBA Resource Partners:  
    – Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award 
    – Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award 
    – Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year 
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year  

ACA International members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. For contact information and other information on the awards, visit 

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