USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I provides funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America.
Research areas and links to priorities are listed below.
- Forests and related resources
- Plant production and protection
- Animal production and protection
- Conservation of natural resources
- Food science and nutrition
- Rural and community development
- Biofuels and biobased products
- Small and mid-sized farms
Rural health related research priorities include, but are not limited to:
- Water and air quality
- Emergency preparedness
- Methods for processing and packaging food to improve safety and nutritional quality
- Programs and products that increase consumption of healthy foods, reduce obesity, or eliminate food deserts
- Improved healthcare delivery, including mobile or virtual health applications, innovative transportation, and communication technologies and services that increase access to services for rural people
- Development of technologies and services that address the needs of youth, the elderly, disabled persons, military veterans, and the low-income sector of rural communities
- Expanding broadband access in rural communities
Small businesses with less than 500 employees are eligible to apply.
A minimum of two-thirds of the research or analytical work, as determined by budget expenditures, must be performed by the proposing organization
Up to $100,000 for an 8 month project period.
Links to the full announcement and electronic application procedures are available through grants.gov.
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