National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FY 24 Funding Opportunity

On September 28, 2023, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $175,000 to fund a six month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research. The tentative award start date for the FY24 competition is June 1, 2024.


NOAA encourages proposals from qualified small businesses for highly innovative technologies with strong commercial potential that fit within NOAA’s mission areas. Full applications must be submitted through by December 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm (ET).


For more information about the FY24 SBIR Phase I Funding Opportunity, view the Notice of Funding Opportunity on, read our website announcement, and visit our SBIR for Applicants webpage. Topics for the FY24 Phase I solicitation align with the NOAA Weather, Water, and Climate Strategy.

NOAA FY NOFO Topics Include:

  • 9.1  Extreme Events and Cascading Hazards
  • 9.2  Coastal Resilience
  • 9.3  The Changing Ocean
  • 9.4  Water Availability, Quality, and Risk
  • 9.5  Effects of Space Weather
  • 9.6  Monitoring and Modeling for Climate Change Mitigation

Additionally, NOAA gives high priority to proposals developing technologies that integrate any of the NOAA Science & Technology Focus Areas, which include Uncrewed Systems (UxS), Artificial Intelligence, Data and Cloud Computing, ‘Omics, and Citizen Science.

NOAA FY24 SBIR Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar to discuss the Notice of Funding Opportunity and application process for the NOAA FY24 SBIR solicitation will be offered on Wednesday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m. ET. Please register HERE. The webinar will include an overview of the FY24 competition and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Questions can be submitted in advance to with the subject “NOAA FY24 SBIR NOFO Webinar”.

Key dates:

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2023: Notice of Funding Opportunity released
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023: Informational webinar at 4:00 p.m. ET
  • November 22, 2023: Optional Letter of Intent due date
  • December 20, 2023: Full application due date