FY16 Small Business Set-Aside Goals – A Mixed Bag

The federal government’s goal is to set-aside 23% of eligible contracting dollars to all types of small businesses.  They also set specific goals for woman, veteran, disadvantaged and Hub-Zone small businesses.

According to the Small Business Dashboard, the federal government exceeded the set-aside goals for all types of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. However they fell short of their goals for women-owned businesses and businesses located in a Hub-Zone.

Category Eligible Dollars Actual Dollars Goal Actual
Small Business $355.1B $82.3B 23% 23.17%
Small Disadvantaged $355.1B $31.6B 5% 8.9%
Women-Owned $355.1B $16.3B 5% 4.59%
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned $355.1B $13.7B 3% 3.86%
Hub-Zone $355.1B $5.2B 3% 1.47%


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