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Funding

Small Business Innovation Research: Rural Development

This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. Funded research focuses on the development of new technologies, and on the innovative application of new or existing technologies, to address important problems and opportunities affecting people and institutions in rural America. Overall the rural development topic area is less centered on agriculture and more on areas of increasing importance to rural communities, such as environmental enhancement, disaster resilience, service delivery, and entrepreneurial and workforce skills. This topic area continues to require all applicants to explicitly discuss the specific rural problem or opportunity that they will examine and how this project will successfully address it. Click the More SBIR information link for additional information including eligibility requirements.

Special Notation

More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information 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.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 19, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase I
    September 26, 2013
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,300,000.00
    Range of Awards $70,000.00 to $100,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 14%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Charles F. Cleland
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004332
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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