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Manage a Small Business SBIR/STTR Award

The following forms are required to manage an SBIR/STTR award. Information on applying for a small business grant may be found at How to Apply.

SBIR/STTR Grants

Form Name Form Number Description How to Access Instructions Additional Information Updated Date
SBIR VCOC (Venture Capital Operating Company/s) Application Certification VCOC Certification Certification for SBIR Applicants that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms. Used for SBIR grant and contract application/proposal submissions. N/A for STTR. SBIR Application VCOC Certification (PDF) Applicant small business concerns that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms (e.g. majority VCOC-owned) are required to submit a Certification at time of their  SBIR application submission per the SBA SBIR Policy Directive.  Instructions are found in every SBIR grant and contract solicitation and in the SBIR/STTR Application Guide (Other Project Information form, Other Attachments field.) March 2020
SBIR Funding Agreement Certification SBIR Funding Agreement Certification Certifications for SBIR applicants to determine eligibility for an SBIR/STTR award. Completed at the time of award. MS WORD
PDF
All small businesses that are selected for award of an SBIR funding agreement must complete this certification at the time of award and any other time set forth in the Notice of Award or Contract Award that is prior to performance of work under this award. This includes checking all of the boxes and having an authorized officer of the awardee sign and date the certification each time it is requested.
  • Used for SBIR grants and contracts.
October 2017
STTR Funding Agreement Certification STTR Funding Agreement Certification Certifications for SBIR/STTR applicants to determine eligibility for an SBIR/STTR award. Completed at the time of award. PDF
MS WORD
October 2017
SBIR Life Cycle Certification SBIR Life Cycle Certification Certifications for SBIR awardees (grants and contracts) to confirm continuing compliance with SBIR program requirements. MS WORD
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All SBIR Phase I and Phase II awardees must complete this certification at all times set forth in the funding agreement (see §8(h) of the SBIR Policy Directive). This includes checking all of the boxes and having an authorized officer of the awardee sign and date the certification each time it is required. Awardees are not required to submit this certification directly to NIH but must instead complete the certification and maintain it on file in accordance with the records and retention policy in Section 8.4.2 of the NIH Grants Policy Statement or as listed in the SBIR contract solicitation or contract award. A certification is required at the following times:

  • For SBIR Phase I Awardees: At the time of receiving final payment or disbursement from the Payment Management System or via contract.
  • For SBIR Phase II Awardees: prior to receiving more than 50% of the total award amount and prior to final payment or disbursement from the Payment Management System or via contract.
October 2017
STTR Life Cycle Certification STTR Life Cycle Certification Certifications for SBIR/STTR grantees to confirm continuing compliance with program requirements MS WORD
PDF
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