Montana SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program
We are no longer accepting Stage 1 or Stage 2 applications for funding for the 2015 biennium (7/1/13 - 6/30/15). Available funds for the 2015 biennium have been disbursed or are under contract for disbursement. Consequently, we are not able to fund any new applications. If you have any questions about this situation, please contact us at (406) 841-2760.
The purpose of the Montana SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program (MSMFP) is to foster job creation and economic development in the state by providing matching funds to eligible businesses meeting the criteria set forth in the guidelines.
MSMFP is designed to grant funds to Montana companies that have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Program or Small Business Technology Transfer Program (Federal SBIR/STTR Program) Phase I award and that, if the opportunity to do so is available, intend to apply for a Federal SBIR/STTR Phase II award.
The Federal SBIR/STTR Program provides for funding competitions in two phases that are relevant to the Montana Program:
Phase I - to conduct feasibility research
Phase II - to expand and develop Phase I results and develop commercially viable innovations
The Montana Department of Commerce administers the Montana SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program.