Targeted Small Business Certification Program
The Targeted Small Business (TSB) Certification Program certifies businesses owned, operated and actively managed by women, minority group members or persons with disabilities. Certified TSBs are eligible to apply for low-interest loans and equity grants through the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED). Also, state purchasing officers consider TSBs when seeking bids for state-purchased goods and services.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step involved with the Targeted Small Business (TSB) program is the certification process. All applicants interested in the program must complete the certification application, supply certain copies of the information requested, and submit those items to the Department along with the $25 non-refundable application processing fee. The certification application form and more specific information are available on this web site, or you may contact the program manager, Mary Montgomery, at (515) 281-5796, or by e-mail at email@example.com. A list of frequently asked questions and their answers has been prepared to assist applicants through the process.
Directory and List of Certified TSBs
Forms, Applications and Special Resources for TSBs
To contact us:
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0083