Congressional Corner

The U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's Congressional Corner hosts links to United States' executive orders and acts that promote opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses.

The office takes the lead in implementing small business policies, procedures and offerings of training for NSF. Embracing these authorities, the agency demonstrates its commitment to partnering with the small-business community.

If you have questions about the links below or want to know more about the NSF Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, please email

"Small Business Act"
Publication title Category Collection Date
Title 13 – Business Credit Assistance Regulatory information Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) Sep 27, 2021
Executive orders
Type Summary Topic Date
Executive Order 14041 Order to advance equity in economic and educational opportunities for all Americans, including Black Americans, strengthen the capacity of historically Black colleges and universities or HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education; increase opportunities for HBCUs to participate in and benefit from federal programs; and ensure HBCUs can continue to be engines of opportunity. Equity Sep 3, 2021
Executive Order 14036 Order to promote the interests of American workers, businesses, and consumers. Economy Jul 09, 2021
Fact sheet: Executive Order 14036 Order to promote competition in the American economy which will lower prices for families, increase wages for workers, and promote innovation and faster economic growth. Economy Jul 09, 2021
Executive Order 13985 Order to strengthen the federal workforce by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Equity Jun 25, 2021
Fact sheet: Executive Order 13985 Order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the federal workforce. This executive order reaffirms that the United States is at its strongest when the nation's public servants reflect the full diversity of the American people. Equity Jun 25, 2021