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SBIR/STTR microAwards

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How It Works

Review Eligibility


Pre-Apply Electronically

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You should be a Kentucky-based, for-profit small business that anticipates expenses related to the support of a successful SBIR/STTR application.

Complete your pre-application form.

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Meet with Us

​After reviewing your pre-application, we will extend an invitation to schedule time to talk. Your pre-application will be reviewed and discussed with you.

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Submit Proposed Use of Funds


Awardee Selection and Notification

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Submit Disbursement Request Form and Itemization Sheet

​If your pre-application is selected, you will be invited to submit a proposal for use of funds. Ensure you understand the acceptable use of funds for your award. There is a limited time in which funds will be available.

​Occurs on a rolling basis. The process should not exceed 4 weeks - unless revisions or clarifications are requested for your application. Awardees will be selected based on the acceptable use of funds and likelihood of progressing a successful SBIR/STTR application.

​Once expenses are incurred, submit the disbursement request form and itemization sheet for release of funds, to be reviewed and paid quarterly.

Pre-Application Form

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