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Funding

Small Business Innovation Research Program: Phase II

See the 2014 USDA SBIR request for applications (RFA) by clicking the RFA link on the table below. Funds may be awarded up to $450,000 for Phase II projects. All Phase II projects must have previously completed a successful USDA Phase I project before applying for a Phase II grant. Success rates for applicants have been 50-60% for Phase II. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 2014 SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR's flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas. Click below for more SBIR information.

Special Notation

More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • 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 have won an SBIR Phase I award as specified in the Full Announcement, and 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) January 10, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase II proposals
    February 27, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $12,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $450,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 50%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Charles F. Cleland
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004418
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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