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2019 2nd Call for Leveraged Projects

January 14, 2019

2019 2nd Call for Leveraged Projects


The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program is accepting proposals for 2019 leveraged projects.

NMSBA allows for-profit New Mexico small business to solve critical challenges by accessing Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories’ unique expertise and capabilities. Technical assistance is provided at no cost to the businesses and is rendered in the form of laboratory expertise and resources. Qualifying New Mexico businesses are eligible to receive laboratory 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 calendar year 2019.

Interested small businesses may submit a proposal for leveraged projects by midnight (see proposal guidelines), February 4, 2019.

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 notified on February 11, 2019. These applicants will present their proposal to the NMSBA Advisory Council March 13, 2019 in Albuquerque or March 14, 2019 in Santa Fe. Applicants whose proposals are selected for funding will be notified by March 22, 2019.

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:

  • January 16th, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm at the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, Genesis C, Las Cruces
  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, Santa Fe
  • Thursday, January 17th, 8:00 am- 8:30 am, 314 S. Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM
  • Thursday, January 23rd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at C3 SNL, Rainforest Building, 101 Broadway NE.

For more information, small businesses can contact Kim Sherwood at LANL (505-665-1305 or ksherwood@lanl.gov) or Sharon Evans at SNL (505-845-9671, sfevans@sandia.gov).

 

Download Proposal Guidelines

Leveraged Presentation Guidelines

Submit a Leveraged Project Request