Made in America waivers

“Made in America” policies increase reliance on domestic supply chains and reduce the need to spend taxpayer dollars on foreign-made goods.


The Build America, Buy America Act (Pub. L. No. 117-58, §§ 70901-52) was created to bolster America’s industrial base, protect national security, and support high-paying jobs. It ensures that funds are not allocated for any federal financial assistance program for infrastructure unless the project uses American materials.

In some situations, agencies can issue waivers for exceptions to the Made in America Laws. Agencies must post waivers and detailed explanations online, allowing at least 15 days for public comment.

You can find more information about these policies and the waivers proposed by federal agencies at

Current SBA waivers

SBA does not have any waivers.

If you are a current SBA grantee and you wish to request a waiver of the Buy America requirements, please contact your SBA program office.

Last updated May 23, 2023