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HOUSE & SENATE REACH COMPROMISE ON NEW CR FOR SBIR & SMALL BIZ PROGRAMS
The House and the Senate have reached a compromise to extend (via a CR) the SBIR Program and other SBA small business programs from March 20, 2009 to July 31, 2009.In a bill to originate in the House, this legislation will amend PL 110-235 (the current CR) that expires on March 20, 2009.
It is expected that the new legislation will take effect March 19, 2009.
In terms of SBIR actual Reauthorization – there is a lot of work to be done and plenty of competition for congressional attention prior to the July 31, 2009 date. Please check out the previous Action Alert Post to contact your representatives to express your specific interests relative to the necessary continuation of the SBIR/STTR Programs. Your input is still VITAL.