Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Program

Effective 1 Jan 2024 Monroe County will institute a new Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses policy, creating a clear pathway to economic competitiveness and greater access to locally-funded contracts and county procurement. These businesses employ our neighbors and friends, build generational wealth and positively impact quality of life.  This policy has the following objectives:

  • Expanding opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses;
  • Promoting and encouraging the continuing economic development of service- disabled veteran-owned businesses;
  • Encouraging and supporting eligible businesses to play a greater role in the economy of the county by increasing participation in Monroe County’s contracting opportunities;
  • Removing barriers to the participation of SDVOBs in Monroe County contracts by adding a 6% goal for spend with New York State and US SBA Certified SDVOBs on all eligible contracts;
  • Assisting the development of firms so they can compete successfully in the marketplace

Apply For SDVOB or SDVOSB Certification

Firms must be certified by either the NYS Office of General Services or the US Small Business Administration as a Service-disabled business.   If you are not certified use the links below for program information and online application platform.

Apply Online For NYS SDVOB Certification  Apply Online for Federal SDVOSB Certification


SDVOB/SDVOSB Utilization Program

Goals of 6% will be assigned to most County contracts.  The program has expanded which contract types are subject to SDVOB requirements, vastly increasing the opportunities for SDVOB/SDVOSB firms to service Monroe County.  These include construction/public works projects, professional, and non-professional services.  Businesses that elect to become certified will be marketed to other firms searching for partners to meet participation goals.  

Monroe County buys a wide variety of products and services; businesses should conduct research to see if their offerings are a fit for the county’s needs. 

SDVOB/SDVOSB Certification Lists Sources 

TO fulfill local utilization goals Monreo County will accept firms with either a NYS OGS (SDVOB) or US SBA (SDVOSB)  disabled veteran certification.   Please Note:  The US SBA program also awards  Veteran-Owned businesses a certification (VOSB), these firms cannot be used to satisfy Monroe County's SDVOB/SDVOSB goals. 

A directory for each program can be found below:

NYS SDVOB Directory  Federal SDVOSB Directory  

SDVOB Utilization Program - Rules and Regulations

Annual Training Forum  

DEI will host an annual training forum focused on providing critical information and training to the SDVOSB community.  The Fourth Annual Forum is scheduled for  2025.   Details will be posted on this page when they are available.

2023 Supplier Diversity Training & Expo Presentations     

2022 MWBE Forum Morning Session Presentations     2022 MWBE Forum Afternoon Session Presentations

Contact Us

For questions or additional information please contact:

Matthew Burrell
Supplier Diversity Manager
[email protected]
(585)753-2409 - Office
(585)363-1169 – Cell

For accommodation to complete the application in other languages please contact us at [email protected]

Para completar la solicitud en otros idiomas, contáctenos al correo electrónico [email protected]

Resources: Technical Assistance/Business Resources