Wednesday, June 6, 2012

US Small Business Administration Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST)

US Small Business Administration Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST)

Small Business Administration


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 06/05/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:FAST-2012-R-0006
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jun 05, 2012
Creation Date:Jun 05, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jul 09, 2012    The closing date is July 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jul 09, 2012    The closing date is July 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Archive Date:Jul 10, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement 
Category of Funding Activity:Business and Commerce 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:20
Estimated Total Program Funding:$2,000,000
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$50,000
CFDA Number(s):59.058  --  Federal and State Technology Partnership Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Be a public or private entity, organization, or individual that intends to use funding awarded under this Announcement to enhance technological development by small business concerns within a single or multiple states and provide outreach, financial support, and/or technical assistance to technology based small business concerns participating in, or interested in participating in, the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program; and Be endorsed by the appropriate state governor or his/her authorized designee as the only approved applicant from that state. 

Agency Name

Small Business Administration


Program Announcement No. FAST -12-R-0006 U.S. Small Business Administration Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST) OPENING DATE: June 5, 2012 CLOSING DATE: July 9, 2012 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SB) plans to issue Program Announcement No. FAST-12-R-0006 and make twenty awards of up to $100,000 to organizations to conduct outreach and provide technical assistance services to technology-based small business owners. Applications will be considered from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and American Samoa. This program is authorized by Public Law (P.L.) 111-117 and 15 U.S.C. 657d©. There is a one proposal per state limitation on this competition. Only one proposal from each state may be submitted to the SBA for consideration and this application must have an original, signed Letter of Endorsement from the State Governor (Mayor for the District of Columbia). Please note that all Technical Proposals must be 25 pages or less double spaced. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, state and local Economic Development Agencies, colleges and universities and Small Businesses Development Centers. Funds will be provided to conduct programs for a 12-month performance period. Applications/proposals must be submitted via the internet at and must be validated and accepted by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (July 9, 2012). by the Division of Procurement and Grants Management. Applicants’ technical proposal must contain information about their current status and a plan describing how the effort will be sustained one the grant expires. The program announcement will be available at DATES: The application period will be from June 5, 2012 thru July 9, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

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Synopsis Modification History

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