MSU TechLink receives federal grant to help high-tech companies
Montana State University’s TechLink Center has been awarded a federal grant to expand its assistance to technology-related businesses across Montana.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Sept. 18 it had awarded a Federal and State Technology Partnership Program grant for $125,000 to fund TechLink’s Montana Innovation Partnership. Montana is one of 24 states to receive a FAST grant for the upcoming fiscal year. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Montana has received this grant in eight of the last 10 years.
FAST partners provide outreach, financial support and technical assistance to next-generation research and development focused small businesses. The program places particular emphasis on helping women and socially or economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.