PROPOSAL FOR REQUEST FOR ENDORSEMENT BY GO-BIZ FOR THE U.S. SBA FEDERAL AND STATE TECHNOLOGY (FAST) PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Portal ID:
5953
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will select one Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program proposal written in response to Funding Opportunity No. SB-OIIFT-21-001 to endorse. Final proposal will receive a letter of support.

Description:

Background on the U.S. SBA’s FAST Program

The mission of U.S. SBA’s Office of Innovation & Technology, which bears responsibility for administering the FAST Program, is to strengthen the technological competitiveness of small businesses across the country through coordination and oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The primary mission of the FAST program is to help underrepresented entrepreneurs successfully compete for SBIR/STTR awards.

The Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program provides funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards from women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in underrepresented areas - typically rural states.

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will select one FAST proposal written in response to Funding Opportunity No. SB-OIIFT-21-001 to endorse. Final proposal will receive a letter of support.

Award Information• 1 Letter of Support to endorse proposal awarded with necessary delegation letter• No funding

NOTE: As of the date of this announcement, April 26, 2021, a Governor’s Office Action Request (GOAR) for the required delegation letter from the Governor for endorsement is pending. Should the GOAR not be approved by June 2, 2021 12:00 PM PST, this RFP will be considered null.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Minimum Qualifications for Proposers

• Be a public or private entity, organization, or individual in California that intends to use funding awarded under Funding Opportunity No. SB-OIIFT-21-001 to provide outreach, financial support, and or/technical and business assistance to next generation R&D-focused small businesses• Adhere to eligibility and regulations prescribed in Funding Opportunity No. SB-OIIFT-21-001

Eligible Geographies:

California

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 28, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$0
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$0
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

No funding

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

NOTE: There is NO funding associated with this opportunity. 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Jean Coleman, 1-916-719-2212, jean.coleman@gobiz.ca.gov