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SECTION 52
Small business innovation research (SBIR)/small business technology transfer (STTR) technical assistance program
Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68 (UDA) CHAPTER INTRO
§ 52. Small business innovation research (SBIR)/small business
technology transfer (STTR) technical assistance program. 1. The small
business innovation research/small business technology transfer
technical assistance program, hereafter referred to as "the program", is
hereby created in the corporation for the purposes of providing funds to
eligible entities to provide technical assistance to small businesses of
one hundred employees or less and located in New York state in competing
successfully for grants made available through phase I and II of the
federal small business innovation research program as enacted pursuant
to the small business innovation development act of 1982, and the small
business technology transfer act of 1982, so as to increase the number
of phase I and II SBIR and STTR award winners within the state.

2. Technical assistance services under this section may include, but
are not limited to:

(a) outreach to small businesses to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR
program solicitations;

(b) counseling to determine the ability of a business to pursue
SBIR/STTR phase I and II funding, the technology match with the federal
agency solicitation to be pursued, the qualifications of personnel
involved in the proposed project, and the level of support needed from
the technical assistance program to produce a competitive application;
and

(c) proposal preparation assistance including grant writing,
technology evaluation, and general proposal evaluation.

3. In determining whether to provide technical assistance authorized
pursuant to this section to a small business, eligible entities shall
consider the probability of such business commercializing any
innovations resulting from research funded by an SBIR or STTR award in
New York state.

4. (a) Entities that are eligible to receive funds under this section
shall have demonstrable experience and success in providing technical
assistance authorized pursuant to this section, and as determined by the
corporation, and shall include:

(i) centers for advanced technology established pursuant to section
thirty-one hundred two-b of the public authorities law;

(ii) technology development corporations established pursuant to
section thirty-one hundred two-d of the public authorities law;

(iii) any university, college or community college located in New York
state;

(iv) centers of excellence established pursuant to section 3 of part T
of chapter 84 of the laws of 2002 and section four hundred ten of the
economic development law; and

(v) any other entities that are located and based in New York state
and demonstrate continuity of staffing, program, and purpose adequate to
provide technical assistance to small businesses pursuant to this
section.

(b) Preference for receiving funds under this section shall be given
to entities that partner with other eligible entities to provide the
full range of technical assistance services as specified in subdivision
two of this section.

(c) Entities receiving funds under this section shall match such funds
on a one-to-one basis. Such match shall consist of actual cash,
salaries, staff time, or expenses directly attributable to the purposes
of this section. Overhead costs may not be included in the match.

5. (a) Funds can be used for costs related to conducting outreach to
small businesses to promote awareness of SBIR/STTR program
solicitations, grant preparation and review, and printing costs and
supplies associated with the submission of grants.

(b) From such funds as may be appropriated for this purpose by the
legislature, the corporation shall make competitive awards in amounts of
up to two hundred thousand dollars to providers of assistance pursuant
to this section.

6. (a) Entities receiving funds shall annually provide to the
corporation details on the following:

(i) description of small businesses served, including technology
focus, business size and location;

(ii) SBIR and STTR grants applied for and received as a result of
assistance provided; and

(iii) any other information deemed appropriate by the corporation.

(b) The corporation shall include the information provided pursuant to
subdivision five of this section in the annual report filed pursuant to
section four hundred four of the economic development law.

(c) On or before June first, two thousand nineteen, the corporation
shall evaluate the effectiveness of the SBIR/STTR technical assistance
program and report such findings to the governor and legislature.