Monday, March 16, 2009

SBIR to be Extended to July 31st

This is just a quick note to inform you that the House and Senate have reached a compromise on a Continuing Resolution that will again extend the SBIR Program, this time until July 31, 2009.

In a special edition of his SBIR Insider Newsletter, Rick Shindell reported that "In a bill to originate in the House, this legislation will amend PL 110-235 (the current CR) that expires on March 20, 2009. As reported earlier, the House wanted a short fuse while the Senate wanted a longer one."

Never count your chickens before they're hatched, and things could go awry before this takes effect on March 19th, but it does look like we'll have about four months to get a re-authorization bill put together that all sides will agree to.

We do have our work cut out for us. I'll have a new Legislator Letter up on my website soon.

Stay tuned...

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