One N.C. Small Business Program

The One North Carolina Small Business Program is comprised of two programs: the North Carolina SBIR/STTR Phase I Incentive Funds Program and the SBIR/STTR Phase I Matching Funds Program.     

The purpose of the Phase I Incentive Funds Program is to reimburse qualified North Carolina businesses for a portion of the costs incurred in preparing and submitting Phase I Proposals to the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program.  

The Phase I Matching Funds Program is designed to award matching funds to North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a SBIR or STTR Phase I award. 


Previous Solicitations are available below.

NEW INFORMATION (as of 8/20/2014)
Governor McCrory and the NC General Assembly recently approved $2.5 million for the program, to be awarded during FY 2015 (7/1/2014-6/30/2015), the Solicitation Period. The Solicitation will be available as soon as the state budget is certified, likely in late August or early September 2014. Maximum Matching Grant amounts will be 50 percent of an applicant’s Phase I award, not to exceed $50,000. To be eligible, applicants for Matching Grants must:

  1. be small businesses with their principal place of business in North Carolina and
  2. have received official notification of Phase I award by a Federal SBIR/STTR agency during the Solicitation Period. 
Additional eligibility information will be available in the FY 2015 solicitation.

Please check back here for additional information or contact the OSTI staff.

One NC Small Business Matching Program
FY 2011
FY 2010
FY 2009
FY 2008
FY 2007
FY 2006  

One NC Small Business Incentive Program
FY 2009
FY 2008 

Existing awardees: Go to sciGrants to submit a report.

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