The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District will be presenting future industry opportunities to get involved in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan (FMM) Area Flood Risk Management Project. The FMM Area Flood Risk Management Project is a large, multi-faceted project that is resulting in significant flood risk management for the project area. This flood risk project includes significant concrete structures and earthwork, as well as forestry replacement efforts for the area. The USACE St. Paul District potentially has six (6) projects scheduled for this area in FY24 and FY25 with an estimated value of over $150M.

  • The U.S. Air Force 5th Contracting Squadron (Minot, ND) and 319th Contracting Squadron (Grand Forks, ND) will brief FY24 projects for their respective areas.
  • The USACE Omaha District will brief its FY24 projections.

Space is limited, so a maximum of two (2) representatives from interested firms may attend.

DATE: October 24th
TIME: 8:30 am – 12 pm

APEX Accelerators in collaboration with DoD OSBP and DAU brings small business a comprehensive, cost-effective platform of cybersecurity information, resources, tools, and training to assist in achieving and maintaining the intended level of cybersecurity and contractual compliance.

The Project Spectrum Blog: Protecting Small Businesses One Company at a Time is available now on the DAU website and can be retrieved at the following link: The Project Spectrum website is located at this link:

Project Spectrum will also be highlighted in support of October Cyber Awareness Month. Come join us online Wed. Oct 25 12:00pm-2:00pm CT

Hear Mr. Derrick Davis, Director for Industrial Cyber Security, discuss the importance of this program. Registration is open. Please click on the link to sign up

If you are a small business looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on existing markets and stabilize seasonal fluctuations, then you should consider exporting.

Develop your Export Plan & Strategy (all sessions are virtual)

1-hour Pre-Training Session

2-hour Weekly Sessions (4)

1-hour Post-Training Session


Registration: or contact for more information.


Small Business Summit

Wednesday, November 1 · 8:30am – 6pm CDT

Mark your calendar to attend a day of workshops, networking, and hear from federal, state, and local industry experts on how to launch and grow small businesses. Enjoy focused discussions on:

  • Business Development
  • Preparing for Business Financing
  • Exporting
  • Government Contracting & Certifications
  • Innovation & Seed Funding
  • Meet the Experts


This FREE event is open to small businesses across the region in all industries. More details and agenda coming soon!


  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program provides supplemental grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of private non-profits so that communities can quickly respond to, and recover from, major disasters or emergencies.

  • FEMA also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation during the recovery process.

For more information on the SD Public Assistance Process, contact your local APEX Accelerator Contracting Specialist (Go To Contact Page, select a county from drop down menu)

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If you are a veteran owned small business interested in government contracting, you need to be aware of the upcoming changes!  Transfer of the certification from the Veterans Administration (VA) to the Small Business Administration (SBA) will take place January 1, 2023.  Since there will no longer be an option for self-certification for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Veteran Owned Small Business, it is strongly advised to apply for this certification as soon as possible with the VA.

The National Defense Authorization Act transfers the Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) function that is currently at the VA for verifying Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) for VA contracts to the SBA on January 1, 2023.  This change will streamline the process of all small business certification programs.

As of January 1, 2023, any small business wanting to compete in the federal market as a SDVOSB or VOSB will need to be certified by the SBA – self-certification will not be accepted by the contracting officer.  The VA will retain its unique authority to make contract award set-asides to SDVOSBs and VOSBs but will rely on the SBA’s certification to verify eligibility.

SDVOSBs or VOSBs previously verified by the VA, will not lose their status at the time of the program transfer.  There will be a one-year grace period to apply with the SBA.

To find the PTAC counselor in your area go to Home – SD Business Help.

Be ready for a SDVOSB or VOSB set aside with all agencies the beginning of 2023 by getting your certification as soon as possible.

Please visit to learn about veteran assistance programs, contracting opportunities, and what this transfer means for your business. This site will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business. Located nationwide, VBOCs provide training workshops, including Boots to Business and Boots to Business Reboot programs, as well as business development assistance such as training, advising and mentoring, and resource referrals.  Find additional information about the VBOC at – .

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