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. The SBIR program goal is to develop and commercialize new technology, products, processes, and services that will:
- Enhance the efficiency and equity of public and private investment in rural communities
- Build a diversified workforce to meet present and future needs
- Enhance resilience to both natural and human disasters
- Enhance economic vitality of rural communities and, in turn, reduce rural poverty
Program priority areas include:
- Agriculturally-related manufacturing technology
- Energy efficiency and alternative and renewable energy
- Food security
- Climate variability and change
- Childhood obesity
- Water management and conservation at the farm level and watershed scale
Key information and research priorities for each topic area listed above may be found in the application instructions.
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
Links to the full announcement and electronic application are available through grants.gov.
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