Office of Advocacy

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers. 
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Office Spotlight

The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce new solicitations for small business research. Proposal solicitations can be found on our website at or at FedBizzOpps ( Proposal due dates range by topic from 7/25/18 to 8/8/18.

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes researching the status and contributions of U.S. small businesses in the economy. To fulfill this task, Office of Advocacy periodically funds small business research from researchers through requests for quotations (RFQs). Areas of interest are listed below and have been selected through outreach because they are researchable, document the status or role of small businesses, can be a catalyst for further research, or may provide policymaking insight.