SBA's Mentor-Protge Program
The Mentor-Protoge Program is designed to enhance the capabilities of eligible 8(a) firms and to improve their ability to successfully compete for and receive federal government contracts.
Mentors provide technical and management assistance, financial aid in the form of equity investments and/or loans, subcontracting support and assistance in performing prime contracts through joint venture arrangements with 8(a) firms for which 8(a) firms would otherwise not qualify.
Mentor and protege firms must enter into an SBA-approved written agreement outlining the prot?g?'s needs and describing the assistance the mentor has committed to providing. The Agreement must also specify that the Mentor will provide such assistance to the Prot?g? firm for at least one year.