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  • The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, the City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, the Port of Houston Authority 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.


    • Understanding your business financials and bidding
    • Create and strengthen working relationships between established and emerging companies
    • Understanding of how to do business with local government agencies
    • Technical Assistance in specific areas for protégés

Program Requirements

    • Currently certified with a current registration as a Small, Women-owned, Veteran-owned, Minority-owned or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise with any or all of the partnering agencies: City of Houston, METRO, Port Houston, HISD, HCC, or Houston First Corporation.
    • Business in continuous operation for at the last 24 months
    • Annual business revenue average between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the past three years
    • Business with a minimum of four employees
    • Must be able to commit to nine workshops
    • Must be able to identify the type of guidance needed for development 
    • 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: Eight (8) Weeks
    • Class Time: 6 - 8 p.m. every Tuesday
    • Location: Virtual / In Person
    • Applications Deadline: April 30, 2023
    • Program Start Date: May 2023


Contact Us

  • Houston ISD

    4400 W. 18th Street, L1SE
    Houston, Texas 77092
    Telephone: 713-556-7273
    Fax: 713-556-7274
    Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Alexis Licata
    , Sr. Executive Director
    Business Logistics & Purchasing
    Yesenia Taylor, Director
    Business Soultions

Participating Agencies

     HCC SBA  
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     New POH Logo
  • 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 of a contracting opportunity with any participating or sponsoring organization.*