About Us- Learn About USACE Division/District Structure and the Office of Small Business Programs


The mission of the USACE Office of Small Business Programs is to be the Army's leader in utilizing small businesses for the delivery of the USACE mission.


  • Expand the USACE Small Business Office and community by committing to adding value to all projects.
  • Maximize innovation to lead the small business program into the future. 

USACE Small Business - Who we are / Where we are

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 Districts and Centers - Over 48 across the country

The District and Center Small Business Deputies work side-by-side with Contracting Officers, Program Managers, District Commanders, and Center Directors to determine which specific acquisitions should be set-aside for competitive small business award to Small Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBzone) firms.

For example, these Small Business Deputies help find 8(a) firms and make recommendations for sole source 8(a) awards. The District and Center Small Business Deputies have the day-to-day visibility over purchases within their respective District or Center. Contracts are awarded at the District Level and Center levels.
 Divisions - Nine across the country
The Division Assistant Directors are senior advisers to the nine US Army Corps of Engineers Division Commanders, Regional Contracting Leaders, and the Headquarters Small Business Office. They serve as leaders to the District Small Business Deputies. Division Assistant Directors can discuss and advise on all areas of the small business program and how to do business with USACE, but are not directly involved in recommending small businesses to contracting officers and program managers.
 USACE Headquarters - Washington DC
The Associate Director of the Small Business Program and Headquarters Small Business Assistant Directors oversee policy and overall management of the Small Business Program and staff, and are not involved in awarding contracts or recommending small businesses for contracts. The Associate Director sets the vision for the organization, and oversees implementation of policies and regulations that impact the small business program across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Associate Director provides direction and guidance to the 60 plus small business advocates working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Headquarters staff is not involved in recommending small firms for specific contract opportunities (this is done at the District and Center Level two levels below the headquarters). Capability briefings (introductory/informative meetings with the Small Business Professional and Contracting Officers and Project Managers when available) should be scheduled at the District and Center level. Firms that are experiencing difficulty with payments, performance, terminations, or other issues that will negatively impact the small business should reach out to USACE Headquarters for intervention when unable to resolve the issues at the District or Division level – we are here to support you!

List of District/Centers' NAICS, DoDAAC, Websites, General Email (where available)- updated for FY23 Data

USACE Small Business Offices

Map of USACE Districts Small Business OfficesMarine Design CenterLogistics Institute for Water ResourcesHumphreys Engineer Center Support ActivityUSACE Finance CenterEngineer and Support Center, Huntsville - Small BusinessEngineer Research and Development Center Small BusinessArmy Geospatial Center Small Business249th Engineer BattalionTransatlantic Division Small BusinessMiddle East District Small BusinessTransatlantic Division Small BusinessHonolulu District Office of Small BusinessJapan District Business OpportunitiesFar East District Business With UsAlaska District Small BusinessEurope District Business OpportunitiesPacific Ocean Division Small BusinessNew England District Small BusinessNew York District Small BusinessPhiladelphia District Small BusinessBaltimore District Small BusinessNorfolk District Small BusinessNorth Atlantic Division Small BusinessWilmington District Small BusinessCharleston District Small BusinessSavannah District Small BusinessJacksonville District Small BusinessMobile District Small BusinessSouth Atlantic Division Small BusinessPittsburgh District Small BusinessHuntington District Small BusinessDetroit District Small BusinessNashville District Small BusinessLouisville District Small BusinessBuffalo District Small BusinessChicago District Small BusinessGreat Lakes and Ohio River Division Small BusinessNew Orleans District Small BusinessVicksburg District Small BusinessMemphis District Small BusinessSt. Louis District Small BusinessRock Island District Small BusinessMississippi Valley Division Small BusinessLittle Rock District Small BusinessGalveston District Small BusinessForth Worth District Small BusinessTulsa District Small BusinessSouthwestern Division Small BusinessNorthwestern Division Small BusinessSouth Pacific Division Small BusinessAlbuquerque District Small BusinessLos Angeles District small BusinessSacramento District Small BusinessSan Francisco District Small BusinessKansas City District Small BusinessSt Paul District Small BusinessOmaha District Small BusinessWalla Walla Small BusinessPortland District Small BusinessSeattle District Small Business

FY23 USACE Small Business Program Fun Facts and Highlights

FY23 Highlights!

  • USACE FY23 Small Business dollars obligated ($10.6B) was the highest obligated in the last 10 years- beating the previous record in FY22
  • USACE had the 2nd highest small business dollars in the Army and the DoD for the second year in a row!
  • USACE had the HIGHEST HUBZone spend in the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT for the third year in a row!
  • USACE had the HIGHEST SDB Spend in the Federal Government!
  • 60% of all new actions were Small Business or Socio-Economic Set Asides
  • 39% of all Full and Open Competition was awarded to Small Businesses! 
  • Small Businesses perform over 50% of all actions in 3 of USACE's top NAICS:  236220, 237990 and 562910
  • USACE spent another $3.8B to small business subcontractors (as of data available 10/10/23)
  • USACE contracted with over 5,535 unique small businesses and welcomed 234 new small business entrants (first contract or first contract in the last 5 FY)
  • USACE participated in over 200 outreach events to strengthen partnerships

FY 23 Small Business Goal Achievements:

  FY23 Small Business Goals FY23 Achievements
Small Business 41% 41.49%
Small Disadvantaged Business 25% 23.79%
Woman Owned Small Business 6.6% 5.92%
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3.6% 3.87%
HUBZone Small Business 6.15% 6.22%




HQ, USACE Office of Small Business Programs Leadership