Research & Development: SBIR Program

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PHMSA’s Pipeline Safety Research Program provides research funding through our participation in the Department of Transportation SBIR program administered by the [Volpe Center] ( This funding assists American owned and operated small businesses in developing and commercializing innovative technology. We support projects through up to three phases (I, II, and IIb) with funding for Phase I projects of up to $200,000, and funding for Phase II and IIb projects of up to $1,500,000 each.

Contact Ben Kendrick ( with inquiries about our SBIR program.

SBIR/STTR 11 Agencies, 1 Vision: Seed the Future