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GRANT — USDA NIFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program


USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Who Is Eligible? Each applicant submitting an application must qualify as a small business concern for R/R&D purposes at the time of award. Full eligibility requirements can be found here:

What Activities Are Eligible? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program makes competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality, advanced concepts research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefit if successful.

How much? SBIR Phase I grants are limited to $100,000 and duration of 8 months and are open to any small business concern that meets the SBIR eligibility requirements. SBIR Phase II grants are limited to $450,000 and duration of 24 months and are only open to previous Phase I awardees. SBIR program funds are allocated in proportion to the number of proposals received over 10 broad topic areas.


Contact: Telephone: 202-401-5048. Email:

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