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 will be operating soon (see FY 2016 solicitation below).


NEW: Updated 11/16/2015
FY 2016 Solicitation (Current)

Access the Solicitation

The FY 2016 Solicitation runs from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. For companies whose Federal notification of a Phase I award occurred between the start date (July 1, 2015) and release date (November 16, 2015) of this Solicitation, the Board must receive applications within 45 days from the release date of this Solicitation

Eligible applicants will be limited to those Phase I SBIR/STTR awardees that have, to date, received less than three matching awards under the One NC Small Business Program. Award amounts will be 50 percent of an applicant’s Phase I award, not to exceed $50,000

If you have questions, please contact the OSTI staff.  

To start an application: 

Previous Solicitations are available below.
One NC Small Business Matching Program

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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