IES SBIR opens today! Are you prepared?

  • December 1, 2021

This has been quite a year for the education industry. With distance learning adding a new dynamic to the industry, there is more focus than ever on educational innovations for students nationwide. The Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (ED/IES) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program funds small businesses with groundbreaking, innovative, and high-risk/unproven ideas and technologies that could benefit the industry.

The opportunity opens today, December 1st. See details in the image below or visit the website for more information.


While this opportunity is indeed exciting, it can also be incredibly intimidating and confusing. There are so many requirements to be aware of from required federal registrations to documentation and formatting regulations.

Project and process management, timeline management, and proposal preparation can be overwhelming especially to founders and small business owners who are often already stretching themselves thin to keep company operations properly managed. Fortunately, a little help can go a long way in making the proposal preparation and submission process manageable.

E.B. Howard Consulting’s team of SBIR experts has helped over 300+ clients pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and has secured over 65M of non-dilutive funding for clients since 2013. Each and every client that works with us will receive access to onboarding, guidance, regular project meetings, access to proprietary proposal document templates, grant portal guidance, and a critical review and copy edit.

Our “full service” package option allows up to help the entire way through the proposal process such as budget development, supporting documentation and attachment preparation, federal registration guidance, or even full upload of your proposal.

Throughout every step, our team will ensure you are on the path to success by meeting deadlines, completing proposal documents properly, and sharing our vast repository of industry knowledge and subject matter expertise. Applying to SBIR does not have to be confusing.

With a little bit of support, the rigors of drafting the proposal itself should never stand in the way of a company that is otherwise qualified for the opportunity to consider applying.

If you think you could be a fit for ED/IES SBIR this year schedule a consult call today. Our team requires at least 30 calendar days before the application deadline In order to complete a competitive proposal, so act fast if you intend to apply to this year’s ED/IES SBIR by the application deadline in early February 2022.

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We assist our clients in locating, applying for, and evaluating the outcomes of non-dilutive grant funding. We believe non-dilutive funding is a crucial tool for mitigating investment risks, and we are dedicated to guiding our clients through the entire process—from identifying the most suitable opportunities to submitting and managing grant applications.