On time and on schedule: Changes to the SBIR Size Rules

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

SBA recently published the Final Rule for the SBIR Size Rules on December 27, 2012 in the Federal Register, just ahead of the deadline mandated by Congress.  The size rule update was a key component of the recent SBIR Reauthorization Legislation, and it will take effect on January 28, 2013.  

Last spring SBA issued a proposed rule, and solicited public comment and feedback on the rule.  We received robust feedback, and incorporated that into the final rule. There are several major changes from the proposed rule to the final rule, including: timing of eligibility, VC Participation in STTR, ownership and affiliation.  For those interested in the details of the changes, the preamble to the final rule spells out the feedback we heard and all of the changes that we made.

We know that it may take some time to digest these new changes. As we transition into implementing the rule and the reauthorization more broadly, we wanted to highlight some key things that everyone should know.

Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013