TABA is essentially a mechanism to help you cover commercialization and business costs that otherwise could not be included in your SBIR/STTR proposal. TABA stands for “Technical and Business Assistance”, and was authorized in the 2019 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act.
TABA is an evolution from the previous Discretionary Technical Assistance (DTA) and allows additional types of expenses that can be reimbursed with higher spending limits than the previous DTA. TABA amounts are generally added to the usual agency SBIR funding thresholds. Some SBIR/STTR agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense have increased the TABA limits in their Fiscal Year 2020 solicitations. Read full article.
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