Sec. 145-15-5 - Eligibility

ยง 145-15-5. Eligibility

5.1. In order to be eligible for a grant under this article, a small business must satisfy all of the following conditions:

5.1.1. The small business must be a for-profit, West Virginia-based business;

5.1.2. For the Phase I and/or Phase II Matching program the small business must have received a SBIR/STTR Phase I or SBIR/STTR Phase II award from a participating federal agency in response to a specific federal solicitation.

5.1.2.a. To receive the full match for the Phase I award, the small business must also have submitted a final Phase I report, demonstrated that the sponsoring agency has an interest in a Phase II proposal, and submitted a Phase II proposal to the agency;

5.1.2.b. To receive the Phase II match, the small business must have submitted the final progress report to the funding agency;

5.1.3. The small business must satisfy all federal SBIR/STTR requirements;

5.1.4. The small business shall not receive concurrent funding support from other sources that duplicates the purpose of this article;

5.1.5. The small business must certify that at least 51 percent of the research described or to be described in the federal SBIR/STTR Phase II proposal will be conducted in this state and that the small business will remain a West Virginia-based business for the duration of the SBIR/STTR Phase II project; and

5.1.6. The small business must demonstrate its ability to conduct research in its SBIR/STTR Phase II proposal.

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