COMMUNITY
NAVIGATOR
PROGRAM

What are Community Navigators?

The Community Navigator Pilot Program is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses.

The program will provide a total of $100 million in funding to 51 organizations that will work with hundreds of local community groups to improve access to SBA and government resources for America’s entrepreneurs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NAVIGATOR PILLARS

CORE PILLARS

The Community Navigator Pilot Program is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses.

The program will provide a total of $100 million in funding to 51 organizations that will work with hundreds of local community groups to improve access to SBA and government resources for America’s entrepreneurs.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Financial Assistance and Access to Capital

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Marketing, Operations, Business Development, and Exporting

CONTRACTING

Contracting and Procurement

TRAINING

Industry-Specific Training

Visa’s Small Business Hub

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER

A Portal for modern tools and small business resources

OUR COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Alisa Joseph

Alisa serves as the liaison to the SBA Community Navigator Program, Chambers and staff to ensure that firms receive the resources needed to gain contracts and capital. She leads the USBC Hub efforts for the team.

PROGRAM MANAGER

Carl Davis, Jr.

As Program Manager, Carl is responsible for day-to-day management and identifying new opportunities for the spokes to expand the local ecosystem of technical assistance and access to capital services. This work provides much needed resources for businesses to help them grow in size and scale.

OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Warren Richard Jr.

As Outreach Specialist, coordinating resources and spoke activities helps to provide an ecosystem of service for Black businesses.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Lisa Carter

Lisa serves as the Navigator Program Coordinator, tracking and organizing Hub and spoke projects and deliverables.

OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Tiffany Mayes Eholor

Tiffany is the outreach specialist specific for the Navigator program. Tiffany is the point of contact for West and Mid-West Spokes.

SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT

HIGHLIGHTING
OUR COMMUNITY

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

27th Street Bakery

“Congratulations to Jeanette Bolden, Owner of 27th Street Bakery, on her nomination as Business of the Month from the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce!
According to GLAAACC, Ms. Bolden has shown a relentless drive to maintain her dominance as a veteran business through her attendance at several Chamber-hosted training and workshops, resulting in her recent grant from the Vermont Slauson. At 27th Street Bakery, you’re guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth with their mouthwatering sweet potato and pecan pies, cobblers, and tea cakes. These decadent treats are so popular, they’ve received recognition from Food Network and are accepted at over 100 mom-and-pop eateries throughout Los Angeles! To view the menu at 27th Street Bakery”

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https://www.27thstreetbakery.com/