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EERE Announces Grants For SBIR Innovation Projects

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On May 20, 2019, U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, announced that DOE’s EERE will be awarding up to $46 million in grants to small businesses funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business...more

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DOE EERE Announces Funding For SBIR And STTR Phase II Projects

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On May 2, 2019, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced funding of approximately $11 million for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II...more

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Key Takeaways from the Small Business Administration’s Revised Policy Directives for the SBIR and STTR Programs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has statutory authority to establish federal Government-wide policies to implement the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs....more

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Weekly Update Newsletter - April 2019

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HEARING ON THE SMALL BUSINESS RUNWAY EXTENSION ACT - PilieroMazza’s Megan Connor testified at the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure’s hearing on March 26, 2019, concerning the...more

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GAO Finds That Federal Agencies Have Made Few SBIR Awards to Small Businesses Majority-Owned by Multiple Venture Capital Operating...

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The purposes of the Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) program include, among other things, the use of small businesses to meet federally funded R&D needs and the fostering and encouragement of participation by SDBs...more

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2019 NDAA Analysis: Changes Affecting Small Businesses and the SBIR Program

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This is the first blog post in a series analyzing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as signed into law on August 13, 2018. Stay tuned for more blog posts covering additional topics in the near future from...more

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Agencies Continue to Shy Away from Awarding SBIR Funds to VC/Private Equity-Backed Small Businesses

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On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report analyzing contract and grant awards of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to small businesses owned by multiple venture...more

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Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2018 #5

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COMMENTS SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE HUBZONE PROGRAM, RIN 3245-AG38 - On December 27, 2018, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s...more

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunities For FY 2019 Phase I Release 2

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On December 17, 2018, DOE issued the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. ...more

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DOE Delays SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

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As some may recall, on October 29, 2018, DOE announced the topic areas for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) for research and development (R&D) proposals for funding by...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Grant-Fraud Guilty Plea Underscores Potential Civil and Administrative Liability for Recipients of Federal Funds

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For most individuals and organizations, it does not get much worse than the threat of a criminal conviction. But for recipients of Federal funds—whether providers, grantees, or contractors—a federal criminal conviction is...more

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Weekly Update Newsletter - August 2018

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees - This document announces a temporary decrease in the guarantee fees that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) charges all Surety companies and...more

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The National Defense Authorization Act Makes Significant Changes Relevant to SBIR and STTR Program Participants

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On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (the “NDAA FY18”). The NDAA FY18 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (“DoD”) and prescribes...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Additional Funding Available for SBIR/STTR Awardees at the State Level

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Congress created the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in 1982 and 1992, respectively. These programs require certain government agencies to set aside a...more

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LaunchTennessee’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund Program Hoping for Another Successful Year

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In late March, Tennessee Governor Haslam proposed an amended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, which included $3 million toward LaunchTennessee Grants—demonstrating that Tennessee’s implementation of a...more

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Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018 #2

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - San Diego Communications Company Pays More Than $12 Million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations Regarding Eligibility for Small Business Innovation and Research Contracts - According to a news...more

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Grow Bioplastics Receives SBIR Grant For Lignin-Based Plastic

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Grow Bioplastics, a University of Tennessee student start-up, a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The funding will support research and development on new...more

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USDA Announces Support For SBIR Phase II Projects

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On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the release of a request for applications (RFA) for Phase II Small Business Innovation Research...more

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NNI Publishes Supplement to President’s 2018 Budget Request

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On November 30, 2017, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published a supplement to the President’s 2018 budget. The supplement also serves as NNI’s annual report and summarizes the progress made in achieving NNI’s...more

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DOE Announces $16 Million In Funding For SBIR And STTR Programs

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On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an announcement for its second funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer...more

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Spero Energy Receives SBIR Grant For Biobased Chelates

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USDA awarded Spero Energy Inc. a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $100,000 to conduct research and development to increase the availability and competitiveness of biobased products within the agricultural...more

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Weekly Update Newsletter - August 2017 #3

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - “Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Gov Shutdown.” ExecutiveGov, August 16, 2017. Retrieved from executivegov.com - An ExecutiveGov article from August 16, 2017 analyzes...more

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DOE Announces $32 Million In Funding For Small Businesses Developing Clean Energy Technology

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On June 21, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 32 small businesses across 18 states will receive a total of $32 million in grants to develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for...more

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DOE Announces $72 Million In Funding For Small Business R&D

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On May 24, 2017, DOE announced that 68 small businesses across 24 states will receive a total of $72 million in grants to support innovative R&D. The funding was provided by DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...more

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EPA Awards $300,000 In Funding For Green Chemical Manufacturing

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On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Industrial Microbes, Inc. (Industrial Microbes) has been awarded $300,000 in funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...more

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