November 30, 1999 in SBIR/STTR News

USDA Releases 2009 SBIR Solicitation

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The United States Department of Agriculture has released its 2009 SBIR Solicitation. Proposals will be due September 3rd.  Phase I Awards are up to $80,000.  Technologies related to agriculture manufacturing as well as alternative/renewable energy technologies are encouraged. All topic areas:

  • Forests and Related Resources
  • Plant Production and Protection – Biology
  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Air, Water and Soils
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Rural Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Biofuels and Biobased Products
  • Marketing and Trade
  • Animal Manure Management
  • Small and Mid-Size Farms
  • Plant Production and Protection – Engineering

See the solicitation for full details on these topics as well as the topic managers for each–companies are encouraged to contact the topic managers early to discuss the suitability of their proposed technology to see if it fits within the scope of the USDA.

Proposals will be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (NOTE: If you have never submitted proposals, the registration process can take a few weeks, so start early!)




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