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SBA Management and Oversight of SCORE

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations will meet for a hearing titled, “SBA Management and Oversight of SCORE.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The SCORE Program was established in 1964 as a national, volunteer nonprofit organization. It provides face-to-face counseling at nearly 350 chapters nationwide with more than 11,000 SCORE volunteers. SCORE volunteers provide a full range of business consultation services, such as business plan development, strategic marketing, and financing ideas. The Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General released an audit of the program in April 2019 examining the SBA’s oversight of the program’s awarded federal funds and the measurement and achievement of program goals. The hearing provides an opportunity to discuss the audit report and what steps the agency is taking to resolve the recommendations.  

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Mr. Hannibal “Mike” Ware
Inspector General 
United States Small Business Administration 
Washington, DC

Mr. Allen Gutierrez
Associate Administrator
Office of Entrepreneurial Development 
U.S. Small Business Administration
Washington, DC


*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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