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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. A Standardized Assessment Process Supporting Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Facilities to Rural Americans

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: 86

    The goal of the Developed Outdoor Recreation Assessment Process (DORAP) will be to create a reliable and repeatable method for evaluating 18 different types of constructed features in outdoor recreation areas for compliance with applicable federal guidelines. On-line and in-person training and certification will be made available through a partnership with American Trails, a not-for-profit trails ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Standardized Assessment Process Supporting Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Facilities to Rural Americans

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Currently, there is no standardized process for assessing the accessibility of recreation elements used for outdoor recreation, picnic and camping facilities although standards for specific outdoor recreation elements exist, the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines and the draft US Access Board Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Recreation Trail Motor Vehicle Barrier- Protecting Rural Environments and Providing Access to People Using Mobility Devices

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Recreation trails are a key component of the social, economic and health of rural communities. People with mobility impairments are often excluded from trails, shared-use paths, parks and other public areas where barriers are erected to prevent access by motorized trail vehicles (MTVs), to control livestock or wildlife, as an access point in a fenced area, or for a variety of other reasons. Many p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Delivering the Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Trails to Rural Americans through a High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and TrailWare, software for UTAP data, were developed to obtain objective trail information. Over 700 people within Federal, State, local and non-profit agencies have been UTAP trained throughout the US. Requiring 9 to 15 person hours per mile of trail is the primary factor that limits the use of UTAP. Over 85% of rural land managers consider objective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Recreation Trail Vehicle Barrier Providing Access to Personal Mobility Devices

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    People with mobility impairments are excluded from trails, shared-use paths, parks and other public areas where barriers are erected to prevent access by motorized trail vehicles (MTVs). To ensure the safety of trail users and the integrity of the natural environment, many recreation and/or transportation trails prohibit the use of motorized vehicles. Gates and other barriers are erected at all tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process for Rural Trails

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Currently, the benefits of objective trail information are limited in rural areas because the team of people required to complete the UTAP is difficult and costly to assemble. The USDA Forest Service is responsible for the management of 133,000 miles of trails and public lands with trails held by other Federal government agencies also extensive. With 84% of Americans reporting that they walk for r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. EProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center Prototype Development

    SBC: Jamerson & Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this research is the development of eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center - an innovative, interactive, low-cost Web-based system designed to deliver a comprehensive range of services to rural business owners as an effective means of addressing unmet business resource needs. The Phase II follow-on project is focused on 1) creating a working prototype of eProBiz.com, a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  8. EProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center Prototype Development

    SBC: Jamerson & Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this research is the development of eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center - an innovative, interactive, low-cost Web-based system designed to deliver a comprehensive range of services to rural business owners as an effective means of addressing unmet business resource needs. The Phase II follow-on project is focused on 1) creating a working prototype of eProBiz.com, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  9. eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center Feasibility Research Study

    SBC: Jamerson & Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Due to geographic isolation and lack of support services, rural small businesses have a severe disadvantage in accessing business development resources such as Small Business Counseling, Business Plan Development and assistance applying for Federally Guaranteed Loans. This study will evaluate the feasibility of creating eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center. It is proposed that this i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  10. Supercharged Diesel Non-Gasoline Burning Outboard Engine

    SBC: G.s. Engineering Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal outlines an SBIR Phase I supercharged uniflow diesel non-gasoline burning outboard engine design capable of diesel fuel operation and lightweight construction. Inherent specific weight penalties of the Diesel cycle being inversely proportional to specific displacement, indicates a scale reduction of these engines demand greater design discipline relative to the combustion physics th ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command

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