Section 8(a) Business Development Program Consultation Meeting in AK reports that the SBA has published a notice in the Federal Register on a tribal consultation meeting. Here’s the summary:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces that it is holding a tribal consultation meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska on the topic of the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Testimony presented at this tribal consultation meeting will become part of the administrative record for SBA’s consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the regulations pertaining to the 8(a) BD program.

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center recently published a white paper on the importance and linkage of the Section 8(a) BD program to the federal trust responsibility. The paper can be downloaded here as well.