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 2015 solicitation below).


Phase I Matching Funds Program Solicitation
FY 2015 Solicitation
Funding for FY 2015 solicitation has been exhausted. If you received a Phase I SBIR or STTR award during July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 and were unable to apply for matching funds before they were exhausted, please notify the OSTI Staff, so that they have your contact information in the event that additional funding becomes available.

Additional information regarding a possible FY 2016 Solicitation will be available here soon, once the NC General Assembly completes the FY 2016 budget.

Maximum Grant Award: 50% of the Federal SBIR/STTR Program award, not to exceed $50,000.

Submission Dates: July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015 

Applicants must have received official notification of Phase I award by a federal SBIR/STTR agency during the Solicitation Period to be eligible. For companies whose notification occurred between the start date (7/1/2014) and release date (9/10/2014) of this Solicitation, we must receive Applications within 45 days from the release date of this Solicitation. See the Solicitation above for additional eligibility requirements.

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.

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