Currently, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds cannot be used to administer the SBIR program; SBIR administration must be funded from other sources. As Congress reauthorizes the program, it is considering whether to allow partial use of SBIR set-asides for SBIR program administration costs and, if so, at what levels. In this report, the authors estimate how much it currently costs to administer the DoD SBIR program.
Estimating the Cost of Administering the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
Subjects: Management & Organizational Behavior