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USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.212
Sponsors
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadlines
Oct 5, 2017
Contact

Scott Dockum
202.401.4002
sbir@csrees.usda.gov

A list of agency contacts by research area may be found in the application instructions.

Purpose

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
  • Bioenergy
  • 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.

Eligibility

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

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and electronic application are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Community and economic development · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare workforce · Obesity and weight control · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services



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