Participating Agencies

Eleven federal agencies set aside part of their research and development budgets specifically for the SBIR program. Five of the agencies also fund projects through the STTR program, which requires small firms to partner with non-profit research institutions.

 

Federal Agencies that Fund Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC)
– National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Department of Education (DEd)

U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

Federal Agencies That Fund STTR Research and Development Projects

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)