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. 

Current Small Business Opportunities

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

NIH 1st Quarter Procurement Forecast

Small Business Resources

Upcoming Events

Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

HUBZone Consortium

The Path to Excellence and Innovation Program (HBCUs)

Contact Us:

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

Submit An Inquiry/Schedule an Appointment

NIH SBPO's Quarterly Newsletter

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Join the NIH HBCU Path to Excellence & Innovation ListServ



  • NIH Small Business Program Office

Owens-Scarboro, Annette

Program Manager



Kenlaw Ramirez, Rachel Program Analyst 301-451-6827 6100/6E01C
  • 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: Oct 09, 2020