minority-owned



Minority-Owned Small Business (MOSB): A MOSB is a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more minorities who are citizens (born or naturalized) of the United States. For the purpose of Phase 0 eligibility, a minority is defined by CFR Title 13, §124.103 as:

  1. Black Americans;
  2. Hispanic Americans;
  3. Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe);
  4. Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); and
  5. Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal)



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