Posts Tagged ‘USDA’

GSS Group LLC based in Bella Vista has received notice of a $100,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research grant to produce a vertical hydroponic design that can grow crops either alongside horizontal hydroponic systems or in someone’s window. Existing hydroponic producers can benefit from the market-ready apparatus by using it to maximize […]

USDA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

July 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative researchers interested in developing agriculture-related technologies for commercial market are encouraged to explore the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I FY2018 Request for Applications. Phase I awards are intended to support research projects that prove the scientific feasibility of a new approach or concept with commercial potential. Awards can […]

The 2016 Defense Energy Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Austin, Texas.  This event is led by TechConnect in partnership with The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). The early-bird registration rate is available before Oct. 21. This event will feature presentations and networking sessions with the following agencies: Department of […]

USDA Seeks Rural Broadband Development Proposals

May 18th, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a funding opportunity through its Community Connect Grant Program. The program helps fund rural broadband development in areas where the private sector has not yet provided service. Eligible applicants include most state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, non-profits, and for-profit corporations. The application deadline is June 17. Program Announcement Notice of Funds […]

USDA Funding for Women and Minorities in STEM

March 22nd, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $400,000 in available funding to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas pursuing a post-secondary degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The funding is available through the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, […]

USDA Issues Call for SBIR Proposal Applications

July 14th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative Arkansas small businesses are encouraged to explore funding opportunities in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FY2016 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Request for Applications. Phase I awards support proof-of-concept research that proves early-stage feasibility of new technologies or services. The maximum award size is $100,000 for an eight-month project performance period. The deadline […]

Fifteen innovative entrepreneurs from across Arkansas came to the ASBTDC Lead Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock May 19 for our first USDA SBIR Networking event. Program attendees included university researchers from the University of Central Arkansas and UALR, as well as entrepreneurs from Jonesboro, Harford, Greenwood, Texarkana and Fayetteville. Industry areas represented by the participants included biofuels, […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard announced Feb. 9 the availability of over $18 million to strengthen the research, teaching, and extension capabilities at 19 historically black land-grant colleges and universities. The funding will come through the 1890 Institution Research, Extension and Teaching Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program of the USDA’s National Institute of […]

USDA Seeks Small Business Research Proposals

July 1st, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative Arkansas-based businesses are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FY-2015 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation. The USDA seeks Phase I research proposals from small businesses to explore feasibility of project ideas that are aligned with their topics of interest. Awards are up to $100,000 for eight month project […]