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SSTI Innovation Advocacy Council talks appropriations with Congress

March 10, 2022

As Congress has been finalizing the FY 2022 budget, SSTI Innovation Advocacy Council spent the week meeting with offices to discuss FY 2023 appropriations, which will begin ramping up over the coming weeks. The Council’s funding priorities for the year are increased support for the Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale program and the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Clusters and Federal & State Technology Partnership (FAST) programs.

Council members talked with offices in both chambers and both parties about increasing funding for these priorities next year and received largely supportive responses. As part of the week’s events, Congresswoman Haley Stevens of Michigan met with the Innovation Advocacy Council to discuss the outlook for innovation authorizations and appropriations. To learn more about SSTI’s policy work, contact Jason Rittenberg (rittenberg@ssti.org).

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