The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is the country’s first-ever training center to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses to succeed in the federal contracting market.
VIP is offered at no cost to participants. The Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) funds this program through a public-private partnership made up of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), support from the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, and private sponsorships. Click here to support VIP by making a donation.
The VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned businesses. Class size is limited to 50 individuals. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-owned businesses nationwide.
In April 2016, VIP Start was launched to train service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) who want to enter or need help to expand their business growth into the federal marketplace. VIP Start has graduated 48 veteran-owned businesses from 15 states and Washington, D.C. Click here for a recap of the April 2016 VIP Start session!
In October 2015, VIP Grow celebrated a milestone achievement of graduating its 500th VIP Grow participant. Since the program launched in 2009, VIP Grow has graduated 591 veteran-owned businesses from 37 states, Washington D.C., and a U.S. Territory. Click here for a recap of the March 2016 VIP Grow session!
VIP Grow Alumni One Year Out Statistics:
One-year out survey statistics from the October 2014 VIP Grow graduating class:
VIP Grow Alumni Statistics
VIP Start Alumni Statistics