• Welcome to the Small Business and Veteran Programs Department!

    Through implementation, management, and monitoring of the District's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) programs, the department seeks to ensure the School District of Osceola County utilizes small and veteran-owned businesses. Our department strives to encourage participation by small and veteran-owned businesses in the District’s construction projects, the procurement of goods and services, and professional services activities.

    The Small Business and Veteran Programs Department shall facilitate involvement by assisting with certification, notifying vendors of available opportunities, conducting community outreach and vendor education sessions, maintaining a vendor directory, and monitoring compliance.

    In support of the District's vision, to work in partnership with families and the community to ensure all learners develop the essential knowledge and skills of successful, future-ready graduates, the Small Business and Veteran Programs Department promotes economic investment in the local community. When the District utilizes small and veteran-owned businesses, it has a positive fiscal impact on the local economy, which benefits the students and families of the School District of Osceola County.


    Name Email Position
    Katrina Ponzini, M.Ed., NIFP-CPP, CPPB katrina.ponzini@osceolaschools.net Supervisor
    Heather Allers-Sotomayor heather.allers@osceolaschools.net Secretrary


  • Contact Us

    Small Business and Veteran Programs
    807 Bill Beck Blvd.
    Kissimmee, FL 34744
    Phone: (407)750-9316
    Katrina Ponzini, M.Ed., NIGP-CPP, CPPB

    Business hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Community outreach efforts frequently take us offsite. To ensure we are here to assist you, should you wish to visit in-person, please call (407)750-9316 or email Heather Allers-Sotomayor to schedule an appointment.