Recognizing Federal Agencies and GovCon Primes that Fuel Veteran Small Business in America

For over a decade the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) has recognized leadership in achieving Federal contracting goals with Veteran entrepreneurs.  These awards recognize both Federal agency and large government prime contractors for their efforts to meet and exceed contracting goals.  Additionally, these awards recognize individual veterans, veteran owned small businesses, and employees of veteran owned businesses. 


Nominations are open for all awards!  Please see the descriptions and nomination links below.  All nominations MUST be submitted no later than Friday, September 29th to be considered. No late nominations will be accepted. 

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Veteran Small Business Awards

Champion of Veteran Enterprise Award

  • Recognizes the federal agencies and large business prime contractors who have met or exceeded the 3% SDVOSB and/or the 8% VOSB contract awards goals for veteran small businesses.
  • Previous Champions Award winners


Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year Award



Gordon H. Mansfield Veteran Small Business Award

  • Recognizes a veteran who owns and operates a successful small business, provides employment opportunities to veterans, and gives back to the veteran community in a substantial and continuous way.
  • Previous Mansfield Award Winners.


Small Business of the Year

  • Recognizes a Veteran Owned (VOSB) or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) who demonstrated exemplary “Best Practices” in the federal government with a successful track record and a commitment to strengthening Veteran-owned businesses within the community.



Small Business Employee of the Year

  • Recognizes a Veteran Owned (VOSB) or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) employee who made a meaningful impact to their company and has demonstrated a commitment to the VOSB/SDVOSB community.