Up To $2M Federal Grants for Diverse US Business Owners

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Supporting women small business owners

Your innovation project could get tech funding for women from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant funding programs. Here’s what you need to know.

What they are

Grant funding programs designed to support small businesses in the United States by providing seed money for innovative research and development projects.

How they do it

By awarding $200+ million in research and development (R&D) funding to about 400 startups each year, in three phases, through 11 federal bodies. Grantify helps you apply for funding from one such body, the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Why they’re good

One of the goals of these related programs is to promote diversity in science and technology. They have a strong track record of supporting businesses owned by women and minorities, providing federal grants for women entrepreneurs.

To talk to one of our grant consultants, use our quick eligibility checker.

Successfully apply for an SBIR or STTR Federal Grant with Grantify

We’re here to help with everything you need for your SBIR/STTR application, including the Phase I Project Pitch, and we’ve been trusted by hundreds of organizations to win millions in funding.

• Powerful, unique online platform
• Simpler, more efficient application
• Dedicated expert support
• Detailed guidance and model answers


We believe you deserve the best possible chance of success

How SBIR, STTR and NSF work

The SBIR and STTR programs are delivered through different federal agencies, each with different criteria and application requirements.

Grantify simplifies the process by helping small businesses like yours apply for tech funding for women entrepreneurs through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has a $200m budget for this grant and will fund approximately 400 projects this year.

Your project will start at Phase I, which offers awards of up to $275,000. You won’t need to provide match funding or give up any equity.

How to apply for the SBIR and STTR funding phases

There are three distinct, separately funded phases in the SBIR and STTR  programs. You’ll need to apply for each separately:

• Phase I tackles everything from the idea stage to a proof of concept or very early prototype
• Phase II focuses on additional pre-commercial development
• Phase IIB is a supplemental 'bridge' award to help you accelerate commercialization

You’ll begin at Phase I with a Project Pitch – a 1500-word summary of your project that outlines:

1. The technical credibility of your idea
2. The feasibility of commercialization
3. The strengths of your project team

You will need to successfully complete a Project Pitch before starting your full Phase I application.

Where do good projects fail?

Wasted time searching for your best funding options

Confusing T&Cs and small print

Frustratingly open-ended advice and criteria for success

Wasting weeks for your time

Competing against professionally written applications

Disheartening, low success rates

Already applied?

Have you applied before or already had your Project Pitch accepted? Are you past Phase I of the process? You’ve still come to the right place!

You’ll get an edge over the competition with our specialized platform, especially at the more advanced levels of the application process.

We can help you no matter what stage of the process you’re at. Simply take the quiz and book your call with us.

To be successful on our first try is a testament to the system that Grantify has developed.

Bring Your Innovation to Life

Your innovation could have a tremendous impact on some of the most important challenges in America today. Bring it to life. Talk to our federal grant experts today and find out if SBIR is right for you.

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