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USDA – Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

The National Institute for Food and Agriculture SBIR offers 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 benefits.


  • Stimulate technological innovations in the private sector;
  • Strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs;
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts; and
  • Foster and encourage participation by women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovations.

Program Administrator:
US Department of Agriculture – USDA; National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

See program website for expiration dates.

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