Mentor-Protégé Program

Providing beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses

The Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses.


General Dynamics demonstrates our commitment to improving and strengthening small business performance by participating in a variety of federal Mentor-Protégé programs, including with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, NASA and others.


The Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to improve the performance of contracts and subcontracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between large prime contractors and small business subcontractors, and increase subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments. Ultimately, the MPP goal is to assist small businesses to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation and to produce more jobs and increase national income.


Various U.S. government agencies have their own unique MPPs. To learn more about the individual agency programs, please consult with the appropriate Government Small Business Office for detailed information on specific programs and their requirements.


Depending on requirements and individual program regulations, developmental assistance may include technology transfer, engineering and technical assistance (International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), etc.), general business management, and any other assistance designed to develop the capabilities of the protégé firm under the developmental program.