Alabama-Based Small Tech Businesses can Apply for $250K in Grant Money

Governor Kay Ivey has announced the opening for applications for the Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grant program. This initiative will provide up to $250,000 in grant money for Alabama’s small tech businesses.

Alabama-based recipients of Phase I an dPhase II Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are eligible to apply. Those Phase 1 recipients can apply for 50% of their award, up to $100,000. Phase II can apply for 50% up to $250,000.

Alabama startups have been historically limited by a lack of access to capital. The Alabama Innovation Corp. was created to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the area, especially in the technology fields. 

Ivey called the program “the latest way our state is creating an attractive business environment for pioneering ideas that will change our world.”

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