Post-military vets might benefit from a sizable grant given to Syracuse University.

Rick Moriarty reports for

Syracuse University gets $330,000 federal grant to teach vets business skills

Syracuse, N.Y. — The U.S. Small Business Administration is giving $330,000 to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management to expand services to veterans embarking on post-military careers.

The grant announced today will enable the school’s newly established Veterans Business Outreach Center to provide counseling, training, assistance, business assessment and mentoring to veteran and service-disabled entrepreneurs, the university said.

It also will help Reserve, National Guard and transitioning service members who are interested in starting or expanding a small business, the university said.

A portion of the funding will be used to cover costs associated with efforts to increase participation in the Department of Defense’s Boots to Business program on military installations in the U.S. and its territories. The program uses SBA partners, including Veteran Business Outreach Centers and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, to provide training for veterans who want to start their own small business.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to expand Syracuse University’s service to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for us,” said Terry Brown, executive director of Whitman’s Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship.