On September 21, 2020 the SBA announced the awarding of its FY20-21 Federal & State Technology Partnership (FAST) cohort. We are pleased to inform you that the IPart is among the awardees: SBA FY20 FAST Award Release
Over the past several years, the SBA has issued the FAST grant funding opportunity for statewide (and/or regional), collaborative, SBIR/STTR assistance programs like IPart. This program is highly competitive and only one organization per state can submit a proposal for consideration.
The proposal must be endorsed by the governor and, for PA, be accompanied by a 1:1 match for the requested funding.
Thanks to ALL of our statewide, collaborative Economic Development Assistance & Support Organizations, as well as our Partnering Institutions of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED) . Without your continued support, advocacy and contributions, we would not be able to provide these valuable SBIR/STTR assistances services to our technology-focused small businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers throughout the state.