New Mexico Small Business Assistance: Solving small business challenges through laboratory expertise SUBMIT request for assistance NMSBA Los Alamos National Laboratory Sandias National Laboratory


January 14, 2014
Second Call for 2014 Leveraged Projects Proposals


The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program is accepting proposals for 2014 leveraged projects.

NMSBA allows Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories to apply their unique expertise and capabilities to help for-profit, New Mexico small businesses solve critical challenges. Technical assistance is provided at no cost to the businesses and is rendered in the form of laboratory staff time and incidental materials. Qualifying New Mexico small businesses are eligible to receive laboratory technical assistance equivalent to $10K (Bernalillo County) and $20K (outside Bernalillo County) annually per small business. The program does not provide cash or equipment to small businesses, and the assistance requested must not be available in the private sector at a reasonable cost.

NMSBA leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share technical challenges to request assistance collectively for a project funded at a range of $20K-$100K (the sum of the assistance for which each participating company is eligible). Leveraged projects must be completed by the end of the calendar year.

An information session about NMSBA and how your team of small businesses can access FREE technical assistance from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will be held:

Wednesday, January 15th
1:30 pm
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Bank of Albuquerque Conference Room

Interested small businesses may submit a proposal for leveraged projects by midnight (see proposal guidelines), February 4, 2014. Successful applicants will explain the problem faced by the small businesses, what expertise the national labs offer that can’t be found in the private sector for a reasonable cost, and the expected economic benefit to the participating businesses. A limited number of proposals will be selected to move forward to the next phase. Selected applicants will be invited to present their proposal to the NMSBA Advisory Council on March 19 and 20, 2014. Applicants whose proposals are selected for funding will be notified by March 25, 2014.

For more information, small businesses can contact Becky Coel-Roback at LANL (505-667-1710 or or Sharon Evans at SNL (505-845-9671,

Proposal Guidelines

Submit a Leveraged Project Request