H.R. 4121, Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2014

Cost Estimate
April 8, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Small Business on March 5, 2014

H.R. 4121 would direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop procedures to govern the collection of data about Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) that receive grants from the SBA. The bill also would require the SBA to prepare two new reports, one describing the agency’s efforts to promote entrepreneurship and another providing information about the SBA’s efforts to collect data from SBDCs. Finally, the bill would amend rules affecting SBDCs by, for instance, allowing SBDCs to market their services.

Based on information from the SBA, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4121 would cost about $1 million per year over the 2015-2019 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, for additional data collection and monitoring activities. Enacting H.R. 4121 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 4121 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.