FY 2016 Appropriation

Utah's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Assistance Center (SSAC) was established in June 2008 and is located at Salt Lake Community College - Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah. It is the State's Small Business source for information and assistance with SBIR and STTR grant location, preparation and submission. SSAC is the acronym used to refer to the SBIR-STTR Resource Center.

The SSAC is primarily focused on grants for small businesses across the state. It helps innovative, technology-oriented businesses with less than 500 people with new discoveries or innovative concepts to get the funding they need to continue their path towards commercalization. Assistance may include research grants, editing and writing assistance, submission support, and training opportunities for finding funding.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $323,900 from all sources for Salt Lake SBIR-STTR Resource Center. This is a 0.9 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $312,900 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 0.9 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Shift USTAR Oversight Functions to Administration ($5,700)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($5,700)$0General Fund
Centralize oversight functions into Administration.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 63

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that up to $332,000 of any remaining amount of the $2,802,700 ongoing General Fund appropriation provided by Item 20, Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 2014 for Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority Technology Outreach and Innovation shall not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. These funds will be used for Go-to-market program and program impact survey.


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