Louisiana Division of Administration


Louisiana's Hudson (Small Entrepreneurship) and Veteran Initiative

The Louisiana Initiative for Small Entrepreneurships (the Hudson Initiative) and the Veteran Initiative (Veteran Small Entrepreneurship) are race and gender neutral goal-oriented programs which encourage State agencies to contract with and encourage contractors who receive contracts from the State to use good faith efforts to utilize certified small entrepreneurships and certified veteran or service-connected disabled veteran owned small entrepreneurships as subcontractors in the performance of the contract. The primary intent of the programs are to provide additional opportunities for Louisiana-based small entrepreneurships that are certified by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) to participate in contracting and procurement with the State.

In order to assist in locating those small entrepreneurships that are certified by LED, a "quick reference list" has been compiled, which is arranged alphabetically and by commodity class. This list is automatically updated each time it is opened. The complete list of all certified small entrepreneurships is maintained by Louisiana Department of Economic Development, which is responsible for certification of businesses. The list may be accessed here.

Small entrepreneurships that are not currently certified and are interested in participating in procurement and contracting opportunities with the State are encouraged to visit the Louisiana Economic Development Small Business Certification System for qualification requirements and on-line certification. After certification, businesses are encouraged to register in the LaGov Supplier Portal.



VETERAN Initiative 


HVI Expenditure Reporting Form - A form used by state agencies to manually track Hudson and Veteran Initiative expenditures.  (Non-ISIS/LaGov agencies and agencies reporting p-card spend)
HVI Subcontractor and Invoice Form - A form used by state agencies to track certified Hudson and Veteran Initiative sub-contractor spending resulting from contracts awarded through the RFP process and scoring HVI points.
Implementing Act 167
Certification Rules
Coordinator List
LED Certification History Search
LED Certification System Login
Program Information