Significant Changes To The SBIR And STTR Programs

[January 2023] On September 30, 2022, the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 (the Act) was enacted, reauthorizing the SBIR and STTR programs until September 30, 2025. The Act makes several significant changes related to national security risks and foreign influence in the programs. The changes include agency implementation of due diligence procedures, new offeror disclosure and ongoing contractor reporting requirements, and new award eligibility requirements, with an offeror’s or contractor’s omissions or misstatements resulting in repayment of the entire award amount, among other changes to the programs. No later than June 27, 2023, agencies will be required to establish and implement due diligence procedures to assess offerors’ eligibility for SBIR and STTR awards based on security risks presented by small businesses seeking to participate in the programs. To read more, click here.

The Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR 22.1/STTR 22.A topics are in pre-release until January 11, 2022. The pre-release period allows direct public communication between small businesses and topic technical points of contact (TPOCs) to answer technical questions about the topics.  The DoD and DON SBIR 22.1/STTR 22.A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) will officially open for proposal submissions on January 12, 2022 and close on February 10 at 12:00 PM ET.

In this BAA, DON is looking for innovative solutions from domestic small businesses and start-ups to meet Naval needs in the following technology areas:

·      Air Platforms
·      Battlespace Environments
·      Biomedical
·      Digital Engineering
·      Electronics
·      Ground/Sea Vehicles
·      Human Systems
·      Information Systems
·      Materials/Processes
·      Sensors
·      Space Platforms
·      Weapons

Pre-release – Dec 1, 2021 | Open – Jan 12, 2022 | Close –  Feb 10, 2022

[January 2022]

DoD Accepting Proposals

DOD SBIR – STTR 21.3 – September 21, 2021: DoD begins accepting proposals 21, 2021: Deadline for receipt of proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. ET – Army (Fundamentals), Navy, CBD, DHA, DLA, NGA, SCO, and USSOCOM – learn more at [September 2021]


OTHER SBIR – STTR Opportunities