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Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program

Grants to Kentucky Small Businesses Conducting
Technology Research and Development

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Office of Entrepreneurship

Deadline Date:

10/31/19

Description:

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Grants to Kentucky technology-based small businesses that have been awarded federal funds. Funding is intended for businesses conducting research and development in information technology, energy and environmental technologies, new media, agriculture, bioscience, human health, personalized medicine, and materials science and advanced manufacturing.

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Award Program is designed to award matching funds to for-profit, Kentucky based companies that have been granted Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Federal Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) grants.

Goals:
  • Increase the number of applications for Federal research dollars submitted by Kentucky Small Businesses conducting research and technology development in one or more of the five KY Innovation Research Focus Areas;
  • Help Kentucky companies bridge the funding gap period between the final Phase I payment and the first Phase II payment in the Federal SBIR/STTR Program;
  • Increase the intensity of the research conducted under Phase I, and strengthen the commercialization plan, to make Kentucky Small Businesses more competitive for Phase II funds;
  • Augment the funds available for Phase II projects, to help improve business development and commercialization efforts leading to product commercialization; and
  • Encourage the establishment and growth of high-quality advanced technology companies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Eligible costs can be found at https://www.kyinnovation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/KSBIR-Guidelines-1.pdf#page=4.

Evaluation criteria can be found at https://www.kyinnovation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/KSBIR-Guidelines-1.pdf#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159820

Estimated Size of Grant:

The eligible Matching Funds amount will be determined by the amount of remaining Federal funds at the time of the Matching Funds application. In the case of Phase I applicants, a verifiable unspent balance of at least 60% of the Federal Phase I amount will enable the applicant to request a total Matching Funds amount not to exceed the Federal Grant amount or $150,000. In the case of Phase II applicants, a verifiable unspent balance of at least 80% of the Federal Phase II amount will enable the applicant to request a total Matching Funds amount not to exceed the Federal Grant amount up to $500,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a small, technology-based business.

Applicant must meet the guidelines for Kentucky-based status OR must be willing to relocate to Kentucky to meet the guidelines for Kentucky-based status and have the Federal SBIR/STTR Program award transferred to Kentucky.

Applicant must be a Phase I, Phase II (year one or year two), Phase IIb, or a FastTrack federal SBIR/STTR award winner from one of the participating federal agencies. The date of the Federal award for the eligible year portion shall not be more than twelve months prior to the date of the application.

Pre-Application Information:

KY SBIR/STTR Matching Funds round now open. Solicitation window closes October 31, 2019.

KY Innovation opens two KY SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Award Program solicitations per year. These rounds usually open in March and September, and the window to submit solicitations is approximately 8 weeks.

Applicant may not receive more than two Matching Funds Awards per fiscal year, and only one per solicitation.

Award disbursements will be made on a quarterly basis, payable when disbursement request forms, and any necessary supporting documents, are submitted and have been reviewed and accepted.

Match information:
- Phase II year 1 will require additional non-federal capital (e.g. investment, bank, owner financing, revenue). Match funds can be awarded in a ratio of 10:1 (state: private), not to exceed the amount of federal funding received or $500,000, whichever is less.

- Phase II year 2 will require outside investment capital (e.g. investment, bank, owner financing, revenue). Match funds can be matched dollar for dollar with federal awards and with a required ratio of 5:1 (state: private), not to exceed the amount of federal funding received or $500,000, whichever is less.

- Eligible Phase IIb will require outside investment capital. Match funds can be matched dollar for dollar with federal awards and with a required ratio of 1:1 (state: private), not to exceed the amount of federal funding received or $500,000.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email completed submissions to SBIR@kyinnovation.com

Direct questions to Kristine.Mcniel@ky.gov

KY Innovation
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7670
Info@kyinnovation.com

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