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Funding

Small Business Innovation Research: Small and Mid-Size Farms

This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. The Small and Mid-Size Farms topic area aims to promote and improve the sustainability and profitability of small and mid-size farms and ranches (where annual sales of agricultural products are less than $250,000 for small farms and $500,000 for mid-size farms - hereafter referred to as small farms). The vast majority of farms in this country are small and they play an important role in the agricultural sector. While some small farms are located in urban areas, most small farms are located in rural areas, and these farms are critical to sustaining and strengthening the leadership and social fabric of rural communities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to emphasize how their project would contribute to the well-being of rural communities and institutions. In particular, applicants should emphasize how the results of their project would be disseminated to other small farmers and provide benefit to the small farm community.

Special Notation

More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to submit applications to this program. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research or research and development purposes.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 19, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase I
    September 26, 2013
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,300,000.00
    Range of Awards $70,000.00 to $100,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 14%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Charles F. Cleland
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004332
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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