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America's $4B Seed Fund

The mission of the SBIR/STTR programs is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

Is SBIR Right for You?

You’re a U.S. owned small business with fewer than 500 employees

Your company’s technology could help support government missions

You’re seeking equity-free funding to develop novel ideas


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Agencies Post Funding Announcements

  • Before you apply, read the entire solicitation carefully. This may prevent administrative mistakes that could disqualify your proposal.

  • Make sure you meet all eligibility requirements before you apply.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your proposal. You must respond before the submission closing date.

Submit a Proposal

  • Apply through the agency's SBIR or STTR program before the submission closing date.

Participating Agencies Review Proposals

  • Review process times vary; check with the specific agency.

  • The program's rigorous proposal review process provides critical feedback that can help refine your concept.

Agencies Award Funding

  • If you receive funding, be strategic about how you use it, as the award amount may not cover all of your R&D expenses.

  • Previous awardees may apply for Phase I funding for new innovations and Phase II funding for continuing R&D.


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The first step in forming a business is to select a legal business structure. This decision is based on how your business will operate and who will own it, along with legal and tax considerations. Applicants must self-certify and must meet Small Business Concern criteria to apply for SBIR/STTR. File your business entity name with the Oklahoma Secretary of State office to get started. 

The SBA helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Local Business Resources 
       Small Business Development Centers Oklahoma

Oklahoma SBDC assists small business owners and new entrepreneurs by providing no charge, one-on-one business management advising, business management workshops and business technical assistance.

SBIR/STTR Company Registry

The Company Registry is a new element of the SBIR/STTR data system and application process.  Once you have registered, your company will be given an SBIR/STTR ID number that you will use when applying to any SBIR/STTR agency solicitation.

Government Contracting 
       Oklahoma APEX Accelerator

The Oklahoma APEX Accelerator (OkAPEX) provides marketing and technical assistance to Oklahoma businesses interested in selling products and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments.

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