Interagency Mentor-Protégé Program

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, the City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, the Port of Houston Authority, Houston First and Houston Community College have teamed up to create the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP). IMPP exists to foster and strengthen long-term, effective working relationships between established companies and emerging and historically underutilized businesses.

Benefits for participating in IMPP include, but are not limited to:
• Understanding business financials and bidding
• Creating and strengthening working relationships between established and emerging companies
• Understanding how to do business with local government agencies
• Gaining technical assistance in specific areas

Program Requirements
• Currently certified as a small, woman- owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise by the City of Houston, METRO Small Business or hold a current registration from the Port of Houston or the Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.)
• In continuous operation for at least 24 months
• Documented revenue between $150,000 and $4 million over the past three years
• Minimum of four (4) employees
• Must be able to commit to eight (8) workshops
• Must be able to identify the type of guidance needed for development

Program Details
NOTE: You may be asked to submit documents to verify or add to information on your application. Failure to submit verifying documents could result in the disqualification of your application.
• Program Length: Nine (9) weeks
• Class Time: 6 - 8 p.m. every Tuesday
• Location: Online via Microsoft Teams
• Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
• Program Start Date: May 10, 2022
• Apply online: 

PLEASE NOTE: IMPP is neither designed nor intended to meet any legal standards set by federal, state, local or other public agencies. Participation in IMPP is NOT
a guarantee for a contracting opportunity with any participating or sponsoring organization.