Proposal Preparation Micro-grants

Proposal Preparation Micro-grants

1) SBIR/STTR Micro-grant

SBIR Assistance micro-grants are aimed at technology and research-based Wisconsin businesses who intend to apply for SBIR/STTR federal funds. The grants cover reimbursement of costs up to $4500, incurred by a business in hiring an independent, approved third-party to assist in the development of federal Phase 1 SBIR/STTR research and development proposal.

2) Commercialization Micro-grant

The Business or Commercialization Planning assistance micro-grant can fund up to $4500 spent on hiring an approved, independent, third party to assist in preparing a comprehensive business or commercialization plan for a Wisconsin business.  Typically awardees are pursuing a Phase II SBIR/STTR grant in which a detailed commercialization plan is required. The program is limited to businesses in certain industries.

  • Wisconsin business seeking to develop an SBIR/STTR Phase II Commercialization Plan.

Applying for a micro-grant and working with a grant consultant is the right track to be on at this point in your pursuit of an SBIR grant:


Contact a CTC consultant to determine if your project is eligible for a CTC micro-grant.


Select your Service Provider and obtain a quote from them for the scope of work they will complete.


Create a new user account in our grant management software and submit an application for a Micro-grant


Work with your CTC consultant and your approved Service Provider to complete your micro-grant deliverables.

CTC has been a great help not only for improving our grant submissions, but also for refining our business plan.
Adam Uselmann

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Pyran works with the CTC very closely on all our SBIR/STTR applications. The micro-grant program helped us draft our first SBIR grant proposal(which was funded) by providing funds to hire consultants to help draft our proposal, when we had no funds of our own to do so. We have also taken part in pre-submission reviews for all SBIR grant submissions. We are happy to say the CTC has been a big part of us acquiring 2 SBIR/STTR Phase I grants in our first year of operations.
Dr. Kevin Barnett

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How to start and stay on that track? Let CTC be your assistant any time with any opportunity. Let us send you calendar reminders to alert you of funding deadlines, program opportunities and more.