The U.S. Small Business Administration (SB) plans to issue Program Announcement No. FAST-2014-R-0008 and make twenty awards of up to $95,000 to organizations to conduct outreach and provide technical assistance services to technology-based small business owners. Applications will be considered from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This program is authorized by Public Law (P.L.) 111-117 and 15 U.S.C. 657d©. There is a one proposal per state limitation on this competition. Only one proposal from each state may be submitted to the SBA for consideration and this application must have an original, signed Letter of Endorsement from the State Governor (Mayor for the District of Columbia). Please note that all Technical Proposals must be 25 pages or less double spaced. See pages 8 a) & 9 b) of the Program Announcement for Technical Proposal content. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, state and local Economic Development Agencies, colleges and universities and Small Businesses Development Centers.
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New Generation Nanogold and Nanosilver Polymer Composites and Their Applications
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