The U.S. government surpassed its small business federal contracting goal for fiscal year 2021, awarding $154.2 billion, or 27.2%, of federal contract dollars to small businesses, according to a release from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The federal goal was 23% for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2021. The small business contract spending represents an $8 billion increase from the previous fiscal year. The Biden-Harris administration estimates that combined with $72 billion of subprime contracting goals, the spending has supported more than 1 million jobs in the U.S. economy. The annual small-business spending also included the highest percentage spent with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (11%) and Service-disabled Veteran Small Businesses (4.4%), according to the SBA. Women-owned Small Businesses received more than $26 billion for the third straight year, translating to 4.6% of the FY21 total eligible dollars. An interactive scorecard on small-business spending by all federal agencies can be found at this link.