You should find this most recent SBA.gov Blog Post by Sean Green, Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration informative.
Mr. Green provides us with an up-to-date understanding of what steps need to be taken by the SBA as the new SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Legislation is implemented (This Legislation Reauthorizes the programs until September 30, 2017).
An excerpt is provided below, but please go to the SBA Blog Link to read his informative post in its entirety.
“We are tremendously excited by the recent reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. The program is an important one to small businesses, each year providing more than $2 billion of R&D funding to innovative small business across a broad range of technologies. After a long series of temporary reauthorizations, Congress voted to reauthorize the program and the President signed the bill into law on December 31, 2011.
At SBA, we are now laser-focused on implementing the reauthorization. I thought it would be helpful for the small business community and other stakeholders to lay out our basic plan of attack for implementation…….More“