New Funding Opportunity Available for Economic Research on Small Businesses

The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for economic research related to the economic impacts of the pandemic. The solicitation is available on here. Proposal submissions are open until Thursday, August 19.

As an independent office within the Small Business Administration that evaluates policy analysis of small business impacts, disseminates small business statistics, and conducts research on small business issues, Advocacy’s mission includes researching the status and contributions of U.S. small businesses in the economy. To fulfill this task, Advocacy periodically funds research through the federal contracting process to produce reports that document the status of small businesses, increase knowledge and understanding of small business economic issues, and provide policymaking insight. For more information on Advocacy’s past research projects, visit

Research on Small Business Topics Using Economic Data

Solicitation Number: 73351021R0008

Additional Information:

  • The proposal solicitation, synopsis, statement of work, instructions to offerors, and contact information are provided on To access, click on the link above, or go to and search by the solicitation number or under Small Business Administration listings.
  • This solicitation is a small business set-aside open to all small businesses eligible to compete. If you are a small business or independent researcher, you can register for eligibility or maintain your registration at
  • This solicitation lists several suggested topics of interest and provides prospective researchers flexibility to propose a relevant research project on an area of focus not specifically listed.