FedMAP SBA 7J Program

The Federal Market Acceleration Program (FedMap) is provided to small disadvantaged businesses in cooperation with the Small Business Administration though a 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Grant.

SBA 7(j) Program Application

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate in the FedMAP™ Program with a FREE scholarship?

Firms eligible to receive 7(j) services must meet one or more of the following:

What is FedMAP™?

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering the Federal Market Acceleration Program (FedMap™) brought to you by SBA’s Office of Business Development through the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program’s 7(j) provider, Coley & Associates.  

FedMap is a three-month training program led by a government business development expert that guides companies in the pursuit of a real opportunity with the goal of winning it. The FedMap Growth Program includes these key parts: Training, Coaching, Team Building, Peer support, and real-life pursuit of a contract opportunity. THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY VIRTUAL! 

The Federal Market Acceleration Platform (FedMap™) model delivers a holistic approach to helping small businesses quickly gain traction and sustain success as a government contractor. Our FedMap™ model includes the following elements: 

  • Peer Advisory Groups
  • Coach guided implementation of lessons learned
  • Online Web-BasedTraining (WBT)to provide foundations of understanding 
  • Virtual Live Group and Coaching meetings
  • Knowledgebase for quick refreshes of knowledge
  • Templates, how-to guides, and case-studies for helping companies implement new knowledge 
  • Real-life pursuit of opportunities

o Capture Planning workbook 

o Templates 

  • Online Community support that leverages the knowledge and experience of other small businesses
How is FedMAP™ better than traditional training programs?

Training topics in government contracting do not work nearly as well if they are presented alone without implementation support provided by peers and advisors. 

As a FedMap Member, you will be a part of a coach-led cohort of your peers, you will identify a real opportunity and go through the entire process of developing and executing a capture strategy that significantly improves your chances of winning the contract with a targeted agency. You will also meet one-on-one with a coach each month to guide you towards your contract win. Finally, you will have access to the FedMap Growth Platform that includes a Networking Community, Tools & Templates, Supplemental Training, and our online Target software that helps you find new, winnable opportunities to pursue. 

Coley’s FedMap™ curriculum includes proven methodologies that lead to successful outcomes in pursuit of federal government contracts. During our many years of experience training Government Agencies and Private Companies we have come to understand that training delivered in traditional manners, such as classroom, webinar, and online is able to impart knowledge, but cannot transfer the “how” that can only come by “doing.” 

FedMAP™ not only provides the knowledge of the capture planning process, but our program also guides participants through the process using a real-life opportunity resulting in retained knowledge and an understanding of how to actually implement a capture plan, which can only be learned by going through the process. 

FedMap is not a one topic course training. The time commitment is three months. 

Who should participate in the FedMAP™?

Companies that have completed their SAM registration. The appropriate participants for our FedMAP™ Program are those responsible a company’s business development success, which could include the business owner, company executives, program managers, capture managers, or business development leads. 

What is my time commitment to complete the FedMAP™ Program?

FedMap is not a one topic course training. The time commitment is three months. 

  • Participants meet with their Cohorts once monthly for 2-3 hours through a virtual meeting room. 
  • Participants meet in one-to-one sessions with the Capture Coach for one hour each month, 
  • Homework assignments will require an additional 3-4 hours of work each week. 
Can I sign up more than one participant in FedMAP™ from my company?

Each eligible company is allowed one (1) participant. While only one person per company can use an SBA scholarship, you may invite other employees to attend virtual meetings if they do not disrupt with the goal of the program.  

Do I have to be a local firm to participate in FedMAP™?

No, FedMap™ is a virtual curriculum and open to eligible companies nationwide. 

What are the system requirements to participate in the FedMAP™?
  • An Internet connection
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Word, PPT and Excel or Google Docs, Slides and Sheets
  • Computer with Speakers and a Microphone (built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth)
  • A webcam or HD webcam is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Browser requirements:
    • Javascript Enabled
    • Internet Explorer 11+
    • Google Chrome (57+)
    • Firefox (52+)
    • Safari 10+
How much does FedMAP™ cost?

SBA provides scholarships to eligible small business firms under Coley’s SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Support Grant # SBAGC7J00002-01-00.  

If you do not qualify for SBA Sponsorships, Coley is launching a paid membership in the Fall of 2021.  Find out more here.

Testimonials

Get The Push You Need

Coley GCS was instrumental in creating and delivering a powerful capacity building curriculum with proven results.  This initiative gave a San Antonio small business firm the push they needed to win more than $70 million in contracts this year.  Thank you for your support!

 

Nancy Alvarez

Supervisor, 8(a) Business Development ProgramSmall Business Administration

Key Understanding to Important Concepts

I would like to express my gratitude to the entire Coley Team. Your staff is amazing. The training that you provide makes learning government contracting much easier than any other platform I have obtained training from. The way each step is broken down, showing and providing format examples, is key to understanding the important concepts. You made me feel welcomed and encouraged. Thank you for the care you have put into your training program.

 

Connie D. Watson

President & CEO

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SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J00002-01-00 – Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.