Managing Agency U.S. Department of Defense

Program Description

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was established to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts. Under the PTAP, cooperative agreement recipients establish Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) that serve as a resource for businesses to obtain information and training related to contracting opportunities with DoD, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments. PTAP recipients that are Indian-owned Economic Enterprises and Tribal Organizations provide procurement technical assistance to federally recognized tribes, their members and reservations.

General Program Requirements

Applicants must have the management capability and adequate financial and technical resources to establish and carry out a PTAC. Applicants must also be qualified and eligible to receive a cooperative agreement under applicable laws and regulations (refer to 32 CFR 22.420(c)).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Applicants find PTAP opportunities and apply at

Program Contact Information

Office of Small Business Programs
PTAP Program Manager

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number12.002
Current Method of Tribal EligibilitySet Aside; Part of a Broader Program
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceTO, NO, ST, FT, LG, PN (refer to 10 U.S.C. §2411(1))
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)The PTACs established by cooperative agreements serve thousands of businesses.
Length of ProgramThe program runs indefinitely, contingent on continued enabling legislation and appropriations.
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?NO, ST, FT, LG, PN
Tribes Funded by this ProgramAbout six each year.

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