If Federal R&D Grants for Small Business Get Cut

Two popular federal programs, each of which sets aside government research and development money for small businesses, are set to expire on Sept. 30 if Congress does not act to renew them. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs set aside 2.5 percent of federal R&D dollars for small business innovations that benefit 11 federal agencies, including the Health and Human Services Dept. and the National Science Foundation.

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