Boise State Receives $100,000 Grant for Small Business Innovation
Boise State University has been awarded a $100,000 grant to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses. The grant is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.
The FAST grant will be used to support the Idaho Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Technology Commercialization Program Director. The director works statewide to help technology companies gain access to federal research grants, support technology transfer from universities, mentor companies’ commercializing technologies and provide training.
Boise State will also receive $229,104 in federal funds in the form of a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) grant through the Department of Defense. The grant will provide assistance to businesses to help them gain access to federal, state and local government contracts. The grant supports two additional full-time positions with matching funds from the Idaho SBDC’s statewide network of consulting and training staff.