Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)


The Purpose of RETOOLNC is to help address the challenges that certified NC HUBs and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms are facing as they to recover from the pandemic.  It is clear the economic recovery is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, and this put great pressure on historically small underutilized businesses to make costly, unexpected adjustments to their business.  Funded at $12 Million, the HUB Small Business Impact Grant (RETOOLNC) will be administered by the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) in partnership with the Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) and the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development (the Institute). Watch the video annoucement and learn more about RETOOLNC. 

To apply for the HUB Small Business Impact Grant, businesses starting with letters A-K click here Businesses starting with letters L-Z or numbers click here


If you are not already HUB certified, follow the instructions below before applying for the grant: 

To Initiate the Certification:  Complete or update an online HUB Request at: https://vendor.ncgov.com/vendor/login

Application and Required Documents: Submit the application and documents via email to hub.retoolnc@doa.nc.gov

RETOOLNC Certification      Required Documents   

More Information and FAQ’s:  In English     En Español

Contact Us: Email:  hub.retoolnc@doa.nc.gov     Phone:  (984) 236-0148

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What We Do

The North Carolina Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses was established on April 20, 1999 through the signing of Executive Order 150. The mission of this office is to promote the economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in State Government contracting and procurement that will foster their growth and profitability.

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Physical Address

North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Mailing Address

North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336



HUB Office Staff Listing