The SBIR Program (along with STTR and the CPP) have been extended in a Continuing Resolution through September 30th, 2011 after a bi-partisan House vote of 387-33 to suspend S.1082, and extend the programs “as-is” until September 30th, 2011. To view which Representatives voted for and against this extension, click here. This will provide 4 more months for the Senate and House to continue to develop a true plan of action toward a full SBIR Re-Authorization. This measure should also ensure that funds allocated to SBIR, STTR and CPP for Fiscal Year 2011 should now be released.
But with a 4 month extension, there is more work left to be done. We must continue to be vigilant in reaching out to our Senators and Congressmen and ensuring they hear from small business owners to understand how SBIR Re-Authorization specifically effects each one of us.
You can continue to monitor the situation through Rick Shindell’s SBIR Gateway.
The best way to get involved is to become an advocate for SBIR by joining the SBTC & SBBC membership. As board members, Jameson & Company are active members of these groups and stay in touch with all the latest news on SBIR Re-Authorization. To join, visit the Small Business Technology Council website or visit the Small Biotechnology Business Coalition if you are an NIH SBIR based company.
Tags: congress, CPP, Department of Defense, DOD CPP, house, NIH, Rick Shindell, S.1082, SBBC, SBIR, SBIR 2011, SBIR extension, SBIR Re-authorization, SBIR reauthorization, SBIR vote, SBTC, Senate, small business innovation research, Small Business Technology Council, STTR, Tech Transfer, Washington DC, Zyn
- SBIR Continuing Resolution (S.990) approved by Senate, goes to House vote May 23rd »
- Get your Senator’s support for the SBIR/STTR Reatuhorization Act of 2011 »
- OMB A-133 Audits Due by September 30th »
- 2011 Regional NIH SBIR/STTR Workshop – October 20th, 2011 »
- SBIR Call to Action – via Rick Shindell, SBIR Insider »