Resources for SBIR/STTR Companies Impacted By COVID-19

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Guidance for SBIR/STTR Applicants and Awardees Impacted by COVID-19

Updates for SBIR/STTR Applicants

 

SBIR/STTR Participating Agencies are providing guidance relevant to applicants and awardees regarding changes to solicitation deadlines, reporting requirements, or other administrative flexibilities related to grants and contracts.

 

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with the relevant agency directly. If you are a current awardee - reach out directly to your funding agreement officer (grant or contracting officer) and program manager. Visit the SBIR.gov Solicitations page for a collection of SBIR/STTR participating agency websites with specific information about the impact of COVID-19 on the application and awards process.

Upcoming SBIR/STTR Deadlines:


How Can I Help? Federal Funding and Partnership Opportunities in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Federal agencies are supporting research and development in the national response to coronavirus. These include SBIR and non-SBIR funding opportunities. Stay up-to-date directly with agencies.  

To stay up to date on the overall federal response, visit www.coronavirus.gov .


How Do I Get SBA Loans and Paycheck Protection as a Small Business Impacted by COVID-19?


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, SBA is supporting small businesses with working capital of up to $2 million through Economic Injury Disaster Loans and loan advances of up to $10,000. The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans up to $10 million that may be forgiven if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks. For ongoing updates, visit the SBA's COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.

Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. Fraudsters have been targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times.


Need Help? Connect with Local Partners

Connect with an SBA Resource Partner

 

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. SBA’s Local Assistance Directory can help you locate partners near you.

 

 

Check out some of their individual resources below:


Support Distance Learning with ED Games

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With the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the closure of tens of thousands of schools across the United States and world, a group of government supported developers and researchers are now offering their learning games and technologies at no cost through the end of the school year for use in distance learning settings with internet access. Read more from the Department of Education SBIR program.


Don’t Miss This…

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  • SBIR Chief Scientist Dr. Jennifer Shieh spoke with the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office for the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast, on resources available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find this podcast on your favorite platform, or listen to it here. 
  • Check out the SBIR/STTR Tutorials available online  to keep you competitive and assist with each step of the SBIR/STTR application process!
  • Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @sbirgov for the latest updates!