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Funding Opportunities

There are two key steps to find funding through SBIR/STTR programs:

  1. Identify a participating agency or agencies interested in your topic area.
  2. Apply to a specific solicitation.

Get more information about funding opportunities (solicitations) and topics at Here you can also browse current topics and past topics to find solicitations relevant to you.

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants are targeted to the most promising innovative scalable technology businesses in Minnesota. Together, we’re working to help reduce the risk for Minnesota technology startups and entrepreneurs, who are solving problems and growing our state’s innovation ecosystem.

  • Since 1993, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has provided as many as 90 grants annually to legislatively selected organizations in Minnesota whose mission and purpose is to assist Veterans, and their families.

  • Want to do business with DEED? Apply for and manage one of the competitive grants or professional/technical services contracts. See list of available contract solicitations.

  • Commerce compiles some of the latest local, state, and federal funding opportunities related to energy research, development, education, and other energy-related topics. The list includes solicitations of proposals for energy or environmental grant funding and other incentives from a wide variety of organizations. Check out this database of opportunities that are current and open for application.

  • The LCCMR is made up of 17 members: 5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 5 citizens appointed by the governor, 1 citizen appointed by the Senate, and 1 citizen appointed by the House. The function of the LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources. The LCCMR developed from a program initiated in 1963. Since 1963, approximately $1.0 billion has been appropriated to more than 2,400 projects recommended to the legislature by the Commission to protect and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.

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