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Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

The USDA SBIR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market.


Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 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. The USDA SBIR program 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

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

Eligibility
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. See RFA for additional information.

Posted Date
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Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Letter of intent
No
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-008541
Assistance Listing Number
10.212
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY 2021 Small Business Research Innovation Phase I-508.pdf (793.22 KB) 793.22 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
$12,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$0 - $181,500
Percent of Applications Funded
15%
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