SBIR FAST PROGRAM

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 provides funds, resources, training, and network opportunities to help entrepreneurs succeed in their SBIR proposal. Grants will be distributed in three rounds from October 2021 to September 2022. Each round will award six applicants up to $3,000 each. Please note: FAST Grant funding is only available to Arizona businesses seeking an SBIR-funded grant.

 

Round three of the FAST Grant applications are now closed.


Application Timeline

Round 1

Applications Closed

 

Round 2

Applications Closed

 

Round 3

Applications Closed


Eligibility

SBIR Eligibility is defined as:

  1. Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States
  2. 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
  3. No more than 500 employees, including affiliates

 

More on SBIR eligibility requirements