State Matching Funds Program

State matching funds provide additional funding to help companies bring technologies to market and advance job creation and economic development in their state through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) projects.

The state matching funds program information is compiled to assist potential small business applicants. Information is based on publicly available sources, which may change without notice and may not reflect the most current information available. NIDA does not endorse the outlined resources.

 

Florida

Organization Website Description

Florida High Tech Corridor Council

floridahightech.com

The Corridor can provide up to $150,000 in matching funds for applied research projects between local industry partners and university researchers. Corridor funds will match the industry partner’s cash and in-kind investment in university research (program details vary at participating universities). This program can be a valuable supplement to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funded projects that involve university collaborators. Funding is provided directly to the university research team and is used to expand the project’s scope of work and allow our students to participate in cutting-edge, applied research. Get more detailed information on the research grants

Hawaii

Organization Website Description

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

htdc.org/money/

The Hawaii SBIR/STTR Matching Grant program offers Hawaii companies up to 50 percent of Phase I and up to $500,000 for Phase II SBIR/STTR awards.

Iowa

Organization Website Description

Bioconnect Iowa

bioconnectiowa.org

The Iowa Innovation Corporation offers up to $25,000 for SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals.

Kentucky

Organization Website Description

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

ced.ky.gov

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program provides matching funds up to $150,000 for Phase I and up to $500,000 for Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees.

Maine

Organization Website Description

Maine Technology Institute

mainetechnology.org

Maine provides SBIR Phase I and Phase II awardees with matching funds up to $50,000.

Michigan

Organization Website Description

Michigan Small Business Center

mietf.org

The Michigan ETF will match Phase I SBIR/STTR awards up to $25,000, and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards up to $125,000.

Montana

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Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

marketmt.com/

The Montana SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program provides supplemental funding for SBIR/STTR awardees, up to $60,000 per application.

Nebraska

Organization Website Description

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

staging-opportunity.nebraska.gov/programs/business/sbir-sttr/

Nebraska offers Phase I and Phase II matching grants to awardees up to $100,000 or 65 percent of the federal SBIR/STTR grant, whichever is the lower amount.

North Carolina

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North Carolina Department of Commerce

nccommerce.com

One North Carolina Small Business Program’s Phase I Matching Funds Program provides matching funds for Phase I SBIR/ STTR awardees up to 50 percent of the SBIR/STTR award, not to exceed $65,000.

Rhode Island

Organization Website Description

Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council

stac.ri.gov

The Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund provides matching grants of up to $45,000 to Phase I SBIR/STTR awardees and up to $100,000 to Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees.

South Carolina

Organization Website Description

South Carolina Research Authority

scra.org

The South Carolina Research Authority SBIR/STTR Phase I Matching Grant Program offers matching funds to South Carolina-based Phase I SBIR/STTR awardees up to 100 percent of the federal SBIR/STTR program award amount, not to exceed $50,000. The submission deadlines for FY 2019 are Aug. 8, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2019.

Virginia

Organization Website Description

Center for Innovative Technology of the Commonwealth of Virginia

virginiaipc.org/

The Center for Innovative Technology of the Commonwealth of Virginia has a matching funds program for recent Virginia SBIR/STTR Phase I or II awardees. Applicants may seek up to $50,000 to advance technology commercialization. Submission deadline for the FY2019 RFP is January 15, 2019.

Wisconsin

Organization Website Description

Wisconsin Economic Development Council

wedc.org/programs-and-resources/sbirsttr-matching-grant/

The Wisconsin Economic Development Council offers matching grants for Phase I SBIR/STTR awardees up to $75,000 or 50 percent of Phase I SBIR/STTR awards. It also offers Phase II matching grants up to $75,000 per year for up to two years for Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees.