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Small Business R&D Acceleration Grants Application

The R&D Acceleration Grants are designed to assist Kansas small businesses in advancing a product or service to commercialization; modifying a product or service to enter a new market; or gaining a new client by leveraging higher education facilities, equipment and expertise. This grant program partners smaller businesses with Kansas public higher education institutions who will support the business through engagement and mutual benefit. Prospective grant recipients will work with a public higher education institution to conduct research and development can and receive a 50/50 matching grant up to $25,000 for research and development cost at the public institution.

Project Contact


Company Information

Company physical address(Required)
Mailing address (if different)
This program requires 60% of all employees to be located in Kansas.
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Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please provide the last 4 KCNS-100’s from the Kansas Department of Labor to provide proof of Kansas employees and copies of contracts for 1099 or contractor employees. If no employees or self-employed no KCNS-100 required.
    Owner Social Security Number if Sole Proprietor
    North American Industry Classification System code: Don’t know your NAICS? Find it here:
    Is the Organization a Minority, Woman, and/or Veteran-owned business?
    You may select multiple options. Business must be 51% owned and controlled but the demographic selected.
    Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 50 MB.
      If not a Kansas Business also upload your Foreign Entity documents (If you own a business that was created in a state other than Kansas, you will need to qualify or register that business in Kansas to do business in Kansas KSA 17-7929 – 7939. If you have not registered as a foreign entity the form is here to file with the Kansas Sectary of State ) and Proof of Good Standing.

      Higher Education Partner

      Approved Institutions may be found here:
      Education partner's contact name(Required)
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      Max. file size: 50 MB.

        Project Information

        The time line should not be greater than one year.


        Be very detailed
        Max. file size: 50 MB.
        Provide the project budget including the source of the matching funds: Note 50% of matching funds can be an “In Kind” match provided by the Higher Education partner. Please include an official letter from the project partner stating what the “In Kind” match is and its value.


        Rachèll Rowand, Program Manager


        [email protected]