SBA OIG Report 19-08: SBA’s HubZone Certification Process

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) presents the results of their audit of SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification process with the objectives to determine whether (1) SBA’s oversight ensured that only eligible firms were certified into the HUBZone program and (2) SBA performed certification reviews timely. 

OIG recommended that SBA update and implement HUBZone guidance based on the current certification process and made four additional recommendations to improve the quality and timeliness of the HUBZone certification process. SBA management’s planned actions resolve all the recommendations.

Full Report: SBA OIG Audit Report  Website: OIG