Solicitation Announcement

USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – SBIR Phase 1 Release

Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I

Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agricultural related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water.  USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas.

Request for Applications


Apply for Grant


Posted Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Innovation Partnership Pre-Proposal
Submission Deadline:
  Thursday, September 8, 2016

Closing Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-005943

Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000



For More Information Contact:                    Scott Dockum

Contact for Electronic Access Problems: sends e-mail)

Funding Opportunity Number:                    10.212

CFDA number:                                               USDA-NIFA-SBIR-005943

Relevant Documents:                                   16_SBIR Phase I.pdf (550.46 KB)

Percent of Applications Funded:                 14%