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Eligibility Statement

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My firm is a:

  • for-profit business,
  • with a place of business located in the United States,
  • and which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the U.S economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor.

My firm's ownership and control structure is:

  • more than 50% owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens of or permanent resident aliens in the US, or
  • more than 50% owned and controlled by one or more other small businesses each of which is more than 50% owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens of or permanent resident aliens in the US, or
  • a combination of the above two choices; or
  • more than 50% owned by more than one Venture capital operating company (VCOC), hedge fund, or private equity firm (with no one such firm owning more than 50%), and I am applying to an SBIR agency that is using Section 5107 authority to use a percentage of its SBIR funds for awards to such firms.