Col­lab­o­rat­ing Togeth­er to Con­nect Small 
Busi­ness Own­ers with Crit­i­cal Services

The Com­mu­ni­ty Nav­i­ga­tion Pilot Pro­gram (CNPP) was estab­lished by the Amer­i­can Res­cue Plan Act of 2021. The SBA launched the CNP Pro­gram to strength­en out­reach to under­served busi­ness­es by part­ner­ing with orga­ni­za­tions with deep roots in their com­mu­ni­ties. This approach was designed to help the small busi­ness­es, with a focus on those owned by vet­er­ans, women, and social­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly dis­ad­van­taged indi­vid­u­als — includ­ing in rur­al and urban com­mu­ni­ties that had been hit the hard­est by COVID-19 pan­dem­ic and severe eco­nom­ic impacts. The pro­gram is com­prised of a lead “Hub” at the cen­ter of a net­work of “Spoke” orga­ni­za­tions that deploy com­mu­ni­ty advo­cates to work with small busi­ness­es dur­ing eco­nom­ic recov­ery. Recov­ery ser­vices can include finan­cial assis­tance, access to cap­i­tal sup­ports, con­tract­ing and pro­cure­ment assis­tance, mar­ket­ing, oper­a­tions, and busi­ness devel­op­ment, export and import­ing, and indus­try spe­cif­ic train­ing, among oth­er areas of tech­ni­cal assis­tance to aid busi­ness­es in sta­bi­liza­tion and expansion.

The Asian Chamber of Commerce is now a "Spoke" under the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to deliver these resources for our community with focus on the Greater Houston area and beyond.
Services Offered: 
  • Outreach and one-on-one business consultation.
  • Training assistance for grants, loans, and forgiveness applications.
  • Training assistance on disaster recovery for small businesses.
  • Startup and business planning assistance.
  • Financial and budgetary assistance.
  • Marketing and legal services.

Office Hours:
  • Every Wednesday | 10am - 3pm
Nikki Huynh, Program Manager
Solykan Phal, Program Coordinator
713-782-7222 Ext 110
Languages Supported:
  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Cambodian
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