January 13, 2015
2nd Call for 2015 2nd Call for 2015 NMSBA Leveraged Proposals
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program is now accepting proposals for 2015 leveraged projects.
The NMSBA Program 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) or $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 in the range of $20K to $100K (the sum of the assistance for which each participating company is eligible). Leveraged projects must be completed by the end of calendar year 2015.
Information sessions about how your team of small businesses can access FREE technical assistance from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will be held:
Tuesday, January 20, 1:00 pm at the Santa Fe Business Incubator (3900 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe)—map to Santa Fe Business Incubator
Wednesday, January 21, 1:00 pm at Technology Ventures Corporation (1155 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque)—map to Technology Ventures Corporation
Interested small businesses may submit proposals for 2015 leveraged projects by midnight, February 3, 2015. Successful applicants will explain the technical challenge faced by the small businesses, the unique (i.e., not available in the private sector) laboratory capability to be used in addressing the technical challenge, and the expected economic benefit to the participating businesses (see attached proposal guidelines). A limited number of proposals will be selected to move forward to the presentation phase. Selected applicants will be notified on February 9, 2015, and will be required to present their proposal to the NMSBA Advisory Council either March 18, 2015, in Albuquerque, or March 19, 2015, in Santa Fe. Applicants whose proposals are selected for award will be notified by March 26, 2015.