The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses. This includes service disabled veteran owned small businesses, women-owned small businesses, and historically underutilized business zone firms. Applications may be submitted starting October 1, 2016. Read more. AttainIt is a SBA certified 8a small disadvantaged business and has the option of participating via the 8a program or the new “all small” program. Interested mentors may email email@example.com.