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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program offers competitively awarded grants to qualified for-profit small businesses to support high-quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The program stimulates technological innovations in the private sector and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses. The SBIR program also fosters and encourages participation by women-owned and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses.

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