The Small Business Innovation Research Program is helping thousands of rural businesses expand on new ideas to benefit their own operations and the country.
Since 1983, the SBIR program has awarded more than 2,000 research and development grants to American-owned, independently operated, for-profit businesses with 500 employees or fewer.
Read about USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research program and other SBIR success stories in this NIFA brochure.
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