Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program
The Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program is designed to support programs that advance innovative, technology-driven small businesses. The Arizona Commerce Authority has partnered with the SBA to facilitate the FAST program in Arizona. The grant enables startups to have more competitive bids for federally-funded innovation and research and development programs.
Arizona’s FAST program funds resources, training and network opportunities to aid entrepreneurs in their SBIR proposal success. Grants will be distributed in three rounds from October 2021 to September 2022. Each round will award six applicants up to $3,000 each.
Applications Open: 10/1/2021- 12/31/2021
Awardees Notified: January 2022
Applications Open: 2/1/2022 - 4/30/2022
Awardees Notified: May 2022
Applications Open: 6/1/2022 - 8/31/2022
Awardees Notified: September 2022
SBIR Eligibility is defined as:
- Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States
- More than 50% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or by other small business concerns that are each more than 50% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States; and
- No more than 500 employees, including affiliates