SBIR Grantee Information — SBIR Program Technical Reports
Two technical reports must be submitted and approved by the SBIR Program Staff to fulfill SBIR grant requirements. These reports are a separate requirement from the public CRIS technical reports you are required to submit. Receipt of these reports triggers the release of project funds for Phase II projects and for Phase I projects awarded prior to 2012. In addition, these reports are used by NIFA to assess project progress and to facilitate constructive information exchange. All technical reports can be sent electronically to the SBIR program.
SBIR Program Technical reports are reviewed by SBIR staff and, if approved, forwarded to the Awards Management Division. The following will occur following NIFA receipt of both technical reports: Project Directors normally receive email confirmation within five business days and appropriate funds are released within 45 business days.
Interim Reports — Submitted to SBIR at Mid-Point of Project
Interim technical reports should be submitted at approximately the project mid-point. As many projects receive no-cost extensions, the exact date of the reports submission can vary greatly. In general, approximately 60% of the funded projects submitted their phase I interim report between August and October. Although the length of report is at the discretion of the grantee, most reports are less than 10 pages long. There is currently no standard format or content required by the SBIR program, however the information provided in the checklist should be included in the interim report.
Final Reports — Submitted to SBIR by Expiration Date
Final technical reports must be submitted by the official expiration date of your award to allow the needed time required to process and withdraw your project funds. Your final CRIS and Financial Reports are due on the 90th calendar day after your expiration date at which time your funding account will automatically close. Moreover, even if a no-cost extension has been granted, the final report must be submitted and approved (along with other closeout requirements) prior to receiving a phase II award. The length of report is at the discretion of the grantee, however most reports are usually between 10-30 pages. There is currently no standard format or content required by the SBIR program, however the information provided in the checklist should be included.
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