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. This program is not currently operating. 

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. This program is currently operating (see FY 2017 solicitation below).

To learn about the impacts of this program, see Grant Program Impact Measures.


NEW: Updated 9/1/2016
FY 2017 Solicitation

**Download the Solicitation**

  • Eligible Applicants: Small businesses whose principal place of business is in North Carolina and who have have received official notification of a Phase I SBIR/STTR award during the solicitation period.
  • Solicitation Period: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 inclusive, or until funds have been exhausted.
  • Maximum Grant Amount:  50% of the Federal Phase I SBIR/STTR Program award, not to exceed $65,000.
If you have questions, please contact the OSTI staff.  

To start an application: 

Previous Solicitations are available below.
One NC Small Business Matching Program
FY 2016
FY 2015
(No solicitations were offered FY 2012-14)
FY 2011

One NC Small Business Incentive Program 

Existing awardees: Go to sciGrants to submit a report.

As required by, § 143B 437.82, these Guidelines govern, in a general sense, the administration of the One NC Small Business Program and serve as the foundation for annual Solicitations. The Guidelines may be amended from time to time using the procedures set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. §143B-437.82. The current Guidelines are available at Guidelines (amended May 14, 2015).

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