Small Business Management and Technical Assistance Training Programs [Updated April 13, 2020] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Summary: "The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided technical and managerial assistance to small businesses since it began operations in 1953. Initially, the SBA provided its own small business management and technical assistance training programs. Over time, the SBA has relied increasingly on third parties to provide that training. [...] This report examines the historical development of federal small business management and technical assistance training programs; describes their current structures, operations, and budgets; and assesses their administration and oversight and the measures used to determine their effectiveness."
CRS Report for Congress, R41352
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/