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SBA FY 2022 FAST competition open

June 02, 2022

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program is now accepting applications for the FY 2022 competition. The FAST program provides matching funds to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards from women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in underrepresented areas - typically rural states. Eligible applicants must be a public entity, organization or individual that intends to use this funding to provide outreach, financial support, and/or technical and business assistance to next generation R&D-focused small businesses in order to increase SBIR/STTR proposals and awards; and, must be endorsed by the appropriate state governor or their authorized designee as the only approved applicant from that state.

The notice of funding opportunity is available through grants.gov and more information is available here. The closing date for applications is June 27 with a maximum award of $125,000. Slides and Q&A from a pre-application webinar that was held on June 1 will be posted at www.sbir.gov/about-fast 3-5 business days after the webinar.

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