Guidance Concerning Up to One-Year Participation Extension for Certain 8(a) Participant Firms! In accordance with the Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 116-260, Div. N, title III, sec. 330 passed into law on December 27, 2020, firms participating in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program may be eligible for one additional year to their program term. See Federal Register: Extension of Participation in 8(a) Business Development Program and Guidance Document below.