NIH Small Business Program Office

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About the NIH Small Business Program Office


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Program Office serves as a counsel and advocate for small businesses at the NIH and represents NIH to the small business industry.


  • Provides technical assistance to the NIH acquisition community.
  • Represents NIH at various small business outreach events.
  • Advises the NIH Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) on small business matters relating to the NIH.
  • Promotes the use of Small and Disadvantaged (SDB), Women-Owned (WOSB), Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SBVOSB) Small Businesses for NIH contract awards
  • Supports the utilization of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for NIH contract and grant awards.
  • Participates in training, counseling sessions and industry day events. 


HUBZone Consortium

The Path to Excellence and Innovation Program (HBCUs)

Current Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) /Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

NIH 2nd Quarter Procurement Forecast

Small Business Resources

Upcoming Events

Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us:

Please use our inquiry and appointment tool to contact the NIH SBPO

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NIH SBPO's Quarterly Newsletter



  • NIH Small Business Program Office

Owens-Scarboro, Annette

Program Manager


Keondara, Watts Program Analyst 301-443-8722
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Small Business Specialists assigned to NIH
      NIH Customers
      Allen, Anita Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NIDA and NHLBI
      Berry, Wayne Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 CC, NIAID, NLM, and ORF
      Boyce, Natasha  Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NCI
      Ferguson, Jonathan Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NICHD, NIEHS, and OLAO
      Fax Number: 301-480-2503


      Last Modified On: Mar 29, 2021