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USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

September 19, 2019




Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)


Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR's flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas. Click below for more SBIR information.



Who Is Eligible to Apply:

Small Business


More on Eligibility:

Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to submit applications to this program. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research or research and development purposes.


Posted Date:

Thursday, July 25, 2019


For More Information Contact:

Elden W. Hawkes


Closing Date:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Contact for Electronic Access Problems:

electronic@usda.gov(link sends e-mail)


Funding Opportunity Number:



CFDA number:



Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:

 FY2019 SBIR RFA (569.3 KB)


Estimated Total Program Funding:



Percent of Applications Funded:



Range of Awards:

$0 - $106,500

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