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 is operational during FY 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019). 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.

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


NEW: Updated 9/14/2018
FY 2019 Solicitation: Funding Available

Under the current (FY 2019) solicitation, the maximum grant award is 50% of the Federal SBIR/STTR Program award, not to exceed $50,000. The current solicitation period is July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 inclusive, or until funds have been exhausted. Due to funding limitations this year, eligible applicants are limited to only those Phase I SBIR/STTR awardees that meet either of the following two conditions:

  1. Have not previously received a matching award under the One North Carolina Small Business Program and have less than 10 employees, or
  2. Are located in a Tier 1 or 2 county (2018 designations), as defined by the NC Department of Commerce.

Applicants must have received official notification of Phase I award by a federal SBIR/STTR agency during the solicitation period (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 inclusive) to be eligible. Applications must be submitted within 45 days of receipt of an applicant's federal award notification. For companies whose federal notification occurred between the start date (July 1, 2018) and release date (September 14, 2018) of the solicitation, applications must be received within 45 days from the release date of the solicitation.

For additional eligibility requirements, please see the current solicitation above.

If you have questions, please contact the OSTI staff.  

**Go to sciGrants 
to start a new application or 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  Solicitation
 Pending Pending  Pending 
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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