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June 15 -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) invites nominations of current and former small business owners, community leaders, officials from small business trade associations, and academic institutions to serve on the Council of Underserved Communities (CUC). Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis.  
 
The CUC provides advice, ideas and opinions on the SBA programs and services and issues of interest to small business in underserved communities. The CUC's scope of activities includes reviewing SBA current programs and policies, while working towards creating new and insightful place-based initiatives to spur economic growth, job creation, competition, and sustainability. CUC members will examine the obstacles facing small businesses in underserved communities and recommend to SBA policy and programmatic changes to help strengthen SBA's programs and services to these communities.   
 
Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill vacancies on the CUC. CUC members are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the SBA Administrator for terms of no longer than two years. Members must represent at least one of the following constituencies: current or former small business owners; community leaders; small business trade associations; or academic institutions. SBA seeks candidates representing both urban and underserved communities. The Administrator may reappoint an individual for no more than three terms of service.  
 
CUC overview:  https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/FACAPublicCommittee?id=a10t0000001gzzkAAA  This page suggests that the CUC has not been active since 2016 and there are no members currently. At present, the SBA does not have a CUC webpage.
FR notice inviting nominations: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/06/15/2021-12548/council-on-underserved-communities

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