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Additional Funding Opportunities

Further funding opportunities can be discussed as it pertains to a company's project.


NYS ESD NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The $800 million New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program (the “Program”) is now open for applications.  

The Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with gross revenues of $25,000 - $500,000 could receive a grant of $5,000 - $50,000.  For more information regarding the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Program, please see


NIST Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

US Department of Commerces have released phase I of the 2019 SBIR  program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. 

Phase I funding aims to establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R&D efforts and to determine the quality of the awardees’ performance before additional funding is granted in later phases of the program. 

NIST’s SBIR program supports research at the frontiers of measurement science to ensure that the U.S. system of measurements is firmly grounded in sound scientific and technical principles. Its research activities provide industry, academia and other federal agencies with measurement tools and standards to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and security. 

Small businesses may apply in the following areas:

  • Advanced Communications, Networks and Scientific Data Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science and Measurement Dissemination
  • Health and Biological Systems Measurements
  • Physical Infrastructure and Resilience
  • Exploratory Measurement Science

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Fuzehub Commercialization Competition 2021

Date:  July 7, 2021
Location: Albany Capital Center, Albany NY

FuzeHub enters its third year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $400,000 commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Companies must exhibit the commercialization potential or their prototype or concept to a panel of judges in this live pitch competition. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses to success.

Apply to compete to demonstrate the commercialization potential of your technology and win money, with an anticipated six awards of $50,000 each; one company has the chance to win an additional $100,000 for a grand prize of $150,000.

Deadline to apply: To be decided

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Long Island Workforce Development Initiative

Qualified companies can be approved for up to $100,000 for training their workforce and related workforce development initiatives.

Funds are available on first-come basis, so start your application as soon as possible.

There are many different avenues you can take to apply for a variety of training programs. Please contact us to discuss your training needs as soon as possible. We are scheduling appointments now.

Let us know what programs you would like to know more about:

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management Systems/ISO
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean/Six Sigma
  • Managerial Effectiveness/Customer Service
  • Communications/Business Writing/Presentation
  • Specialized Software



PBNYEmpire State Development

Empire State Development offers grants to offset the costs of diversification and technology advancement, ultimately increasing the resiliency and competitiveness of New York State companies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation Currently has several open funding opportunities: