One N.C. Small Business Program

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

The Phase I Matching Funds Program is designed to award matching funds to North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a federal Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award. This program will operate during FY 2019; the projected start date is in late August or early September 2018 (see information below).

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 SBIR or STTR proposals to federal agencies. This program is not currently operational (see information below).

To learn about the impacts of this program, see Grant Impacts and the latest press release (8/21/2017).


NEW: Updated 6/20/2018
FY 2019 Solicitation: Funding Available

  • In the 2018 legislative session, the NC General Assembly appropriated $1 million to the program for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019).
  • Before a FY 2019 solicitation can be offered, the State budget must be certified, which will likely occur in late August or early September 2018. 
  • Additional details, including the FY 2019 solicitation, will be available here as soon as they are available. 
If you have questions, please contact the OSTI staff.  

**Existing awardeesGo to sciGrants to submit a report**

If you are ready to request a Stage 2 disbursement, contact the staff

One NC Small Business Matching Program

Previous solicitations and listings of awardees are available for download in the table below.
Fiscal Year Solicitation Award # Award $ Awardees
FY 2019  Forthcoming      
FY 2018  N/A N/A  N/A N/A 
FY 2017
Solicitation 62 $3,686,680
FY 2016
Solicitation 40 $1,954,004
FY 2015
Solicitation 51
$2,500,000 Awardees
No Funds
FY 12-14
 N/A  N/A N/A
FY 2011 Solicitation 44 $1,311,513
FY 2010 Solicitation 22 $1,018,940 Awardees
FY 2009
Solicitation 54
$3,968,589 Awardees
FY 2008
Solicitation 49 $4,675,952 Awardees
FY 2007 Solicitation 51
$4,553,918 Awardees
FY 2006
$1,111,817 Awardees
Total   398 24,781,413 Awardees

Also see see Grant Impacts and the latest press release (8/21/2017).

One NC Small Business Incentive Program Solicitations

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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