USDA Opens SBIR Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued its FY-2016 SBIR solicitation on July 2 with a closing date of October 8, 2015. The USDA's priority areas are:

  • Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology
  • Energy Efficiency and Alternative and Renewable Energy

USDA's SBIR topic areas are:

  • Forests and Related Resources
  • Plant Production and Protection – Biology
  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Air, Water and Soils
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Rural and Community Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Biofuels and Biobased Products
  • Small and Mid-Size Farms
  • Plant Production and Protection – Engineering

The NIFA National Challenge Areas are:

  • Food Security
  • Climate Variability and Change
  • Bioenergy
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Food Safety
  • Water

Learn more on the USDA website.