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Oct 21 -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) requests comments by November 19, 2021 on its draft Strategic Plan Framework (2 pages) and Enterprise Learning Agenda (ELA, 32 pages) for fiscal years 2022-2026.
 
The draft SBA FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Framework and ELA are provided for public input as part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA-MA) (Pub. L. 111-352) and Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (the “Evidence Act”) (Pub. L. 115-435) to ensure that the public and stakeholders are provided an opportunity to comment. This Strategic Plan provides a framework that will support greater equity, customer service and technology modernization of SBA's programs while leveraging partnerships across the government and private sector to maximize the tools small business owners and entrepreneurs need to strengthen our economy, drive American innovation, and increase global competitiveness. The ELA sets a learning agenda to identify top priority evidence-building activities, such as program evaluation, research, and policy analysis.

The SBA proposes three strategic goals for the next five years: (1) Ensure Equitable and Customer-Centric Design and Delivery of Programs to Support Small Businesses and Innovative Start-ups; (2) Build Resilient Businesses and a Sustainable Economy; and (3) Implement Strong Stewardship of Resources for Greater Impact.

The draft SBA FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Framework and ELA are available through the SBA's website at https://www.sba.gov/​sp.
FR notice inviting public comment: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/21/2021-23001/request-for-comments-on-small-business-administration-draft-fy-2022-2026-strategic-plan-framework
FR notice with correction (10/29): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/29/C1-2021-23001/request-for-comments-on-small-business-administration-draft-fy-2022-2026-strategic-plan-framework

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