Looking for information and/or assistance with creating applications for federal stimulus ARRA grants or SBIR grants for a Connecticut Technology company?
Grants.gov #1 Resource for federal grants is http://www.grants.gov, a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Listings including ARRA and SBIR funding. http://www.grants.gov
SBIR – Small Business Innovation Research Every year the federal government invests billions in small US high tech businesses through the SBIR/STTR Program. You will find information about current and upcoming grant application opportunities in an easily searchable format at: http://sbir.gov/
Connecticut Companies Check out the Gateway to Grants program – A Connecticut State Funded program to inform and assist companies with grant opportunities. The program is administrated by the CT SBIR Office – which is a program of Connecticut Innovations.
Whether experienced with grant applications or not, a great Connecticut resource is the CT SBIR Office. Through years of experience working with grant applicants and grant providers (often Government agencies), they have learned strategies for successful grant applications - and are eager to share them with Connecticut companies. The CT SBIR office offers strategy session, industry partnering assistance and grant review assistance to technology / manufacturing companies applying for federal or state grants. The goal of the program is to help companies win grants, create and or sustain jobs in Connecticut.
The CT SBIR office was established by the Governor’s Office for Workforce Competitiveness (OWC) in 2006 to increase the opportunities for small technology companies to tap available federal research funding. Funded with state dollars, the SBIR office has leveraged millions of dollars from federal agencies that directly support small Connecticut companies and the jobs they create.
Some of their free services include:
Helping companies find federal agency solicitations
Reviewing your proposals
Matchmaking between Small Businesses – Large Businesses – Service Providers – Universities and State/Federal Agencies