Editor's Note: This blog is authored by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. This was originally posted on the White House blog.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does grow from developing your school and business to the point that you’re ready to compete for a Department of Energy funding opportunity. Our office’s mission is to make sure that the energy programs here, including our competitive funding opportunities, are accessible to minorities and historically disadvantaged communities.
Today the Energy Department announced contract awards to seven small-disadvantaged businesses to perform critical technical services. The contracts, awarded by the Office of Environmental Management, speak to the importance of our nation's small business support to the mission of the Department.