Office of Small Business Programs



Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program is deigned to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses.  These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification by being located in a HUBZone designated area or employing staff who live in such an area.

The program resulted from provisions contained in the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997.  The program is administered by a staff in Washington D.C. in cooperation with field staff located in SBA District Offices around the country.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) regulates and implements the program and

  • determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts
  • maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses that federal agencies can use to locate vendors
  • adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts
  • reports to Congress on the program's impact on employment and investment in HUBZone areas.

For more information about the SBA HUBZone Program please visit:

NAVFAC HUBZone Program

NAVFAC is committed to providing assistance to HUBZone small businesses to meet their needs in doing business with the Navy.  Our commitment is demonstrated in consistently exceeding the DoD 3% goal in the past 5 years for both prime and subcontract awards to HUBZone small business concerns.  NAVFAC is proud of this record and continues to seek qualified HUBZone small business participation in procurement actions.

  FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
  Dollars % Target Dollars % Target Dollars % Target


Total U.S. Business $7,281,752,329 100% N/A $8,108,901,739 100% N/A $9,423,797,209 100% N/A
HUBZone Small Business $542,224,994 7.45% 8.50% $850,459,635 10.49% 8.50% $751,216,402 7.97% 8.50%
Total U.S. Business $16,561,401,704 100% N/A $17,153,401,455 100% N/A $9,278,326,887 100% N/A
HUBZone Small Business $1,002,515,524 6.10% 6.00% $1,008,309,767 5.90% 6.00% $549,644,959 5.90% 3.00%

**Data as reported in FPDS-NG 10/07/2019.

   Data as reported in eSRS on 10/08/2019.


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