What does VBE stand for and do I qualify?

VBE stands for Veterans Business Enterprise


Eligibility Requirements for a VBE certification:

  • Applicant must be a veteran of the US Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • An applicant must have served in an active-duty capacity or meet one of the following exceptions:
    • Was discharged or released from Active Duty because of a service-connected disability
    • Was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole
      survivorship discharge (as that term is defined in section 1174(i)
      of title 10).
  • Applicant must have received an Honorable Discharge (HD) or Discharge Under Honorable Conditions (UHC).
  • Applicable Geographic Region - United States and all US territories
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must be the Chief Executive Officer or in the equivalent position
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Must be active in daily management
  • Evidence of Veteran Status, including DD214 &/or VA disability rating
  • Must own 100% of the assets if a sole proprietorship
  • Must be at least 51.0% owner of the equity interests in a partnership
  • Must be at least 51.0% of each of the classes of voting stock and 51.0% of the aggregate of all stock outstanding determined by the percentage that would be distributed to the veteran if the corporation was liquidated
  • Must be at least 51.0% owner of the membership interests in a limited
    liability company.
  • An on-site interview will be conducted at the business location. (Possible
    virtual interview since covid)