San Antonio is known as Military City USA. There are many local and unique opportunities to support small businesses in San Antonio to support our city’s military community. Right now, the U.S. Military is actively seeking local opportunities to contract with a business to find solutions to combating COVID-19 and more.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DURING MILITARY A PANDEMIC
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families has put together a list of resources to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN ANTONIO MILITARY MEDICAL INNOVATION (SAMMI) FUND INFORMATION
The purpose of the SAMMI Fund is to promote local economic development by providing financial assistance to early-stage local companies engaged in the development of products and technologies that support military medical requirements, as well as having the potential for broader civilian markets:
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS
This attachment describes how to do business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for civilian contractors and those who may want to help with the Army and its response to COVID-19 (or any USACE missions):
INNOVATION COMBINE AT THE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY (AUSA) FUTURES CONFERENCE
The Innovation Combine at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Futures Conference, is being tentatively held 23-25 June 2020 in Austin, TX. The Innovation Combine provides a forum to collaborate with the Army, earn prize money, and provide potential funding opportunities to tackle Army challenges in two areas: 1) Salable power and energy solutions; and 2) Novel materials for weight reduction and survivability:
MEDICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMMAND – ARMY APPLICATIONS LAB:
Businesses looking to provide technology, services or supplies to the COVID-19 response can schedule an appointment to speak with Army Applications Lab (AAL). They are taking the lead in screening and gathering potential solutions on behalf of Medical Research Development Command:
When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a national emergency in the United States, the U.S. Secretary of Defense announced several measures to protect the Joint Force and the Public and U.S. Commanders received delegated authority to make further decisions based on their own assessments to protect their people and ensure mission readiness. There is an open call for innovative capabilities to address the impacts of COVID-19 on public safety and national security. The innovations and solutions collected will be shared by default with a wide network of Government personnel engaged in the current challenge: https://vulcan-sof.com/login/ng2/submission?collectionUuid=5d069bfc-c05c-4967-82e1-2627485b610a
BLUE STAR FAMILIES AND THE ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COMMUNITIES
Blue Star Families and the Association of Defense Communities have put together a dedicated website, COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, with helpful information, resources, recordings of their online events, and information about upcoming online discussions around issues that impact the military community:
Staffing Services to the U.S. Government and Prime Contractors
TAD Technical Resources had a long history of providing staffing services to the U.S. government and prime contractors. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, TAD PGS Inc. is adding hundreds of new career positions throughout the country. We currently have over 250 positions requiring clearances and over 500 positions that DO NOT require clearances:
Annuity.org Veteran Resource
Find out what benefits are available to you and how eligibility is determined. By combining veterans benefits with Social Security income, savings plans and annuities you will be one step closer to handling your future expenses.