Open Federal Agency Funding Dates & Deadlines

Clients interested in receiving Innovation Partnership (IPart) assistance, should be contacting an IPart Partner Organizational Representative OR the IPart Program Director 2-3 weeks PRIOR to the noted IPart Deadline.

Agency/ProgramRelease DateOpen DateClose DateIPart Deadline
DOD SBIR 20.2 BAA
DOD STTR 20.B BAA
Pre-Release
5/6/20
6/3/20207/2/2020Thurs, 6/4/20
Department of Energy (DOE)
FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I
Release 1 Topics Issued 7/13/20
8/10/20LOI Due 8/31/20
5pm EST
10/13/20
11:59pm EST
Tues 9/15/20
National Science Foundation (NSF)
(Project Pitch Required)
SBIR PhI 20527 STTR PhI 20528
COVID-19 Phase I Opportunities
NSF is offering fast turn-around time for COVID-19
related innovations
READ MORE HERE
12/18/193/6/203/6/20-6/4/20
6/5/20-9/3/20
9/4/20-12/3/20
(Submission Windows)

PPA 1st Draft
sent to IPart
6-5 weeks before
planned submission

PPA Submission
Deadline is
4 Weeks
before planned
federal submiss.
(rolling deadlines)>
USDA
USDA FY 2021
July 2020
July 202010/23/20Fri 9/25/20
EPA
EPA SBIR
June 2020
June 20208/28/20Fri, 7/31/20
HHS (Health and Human Services) SBIR
Direct Phase II is reinstated until FY2022.
See individual SBIR solicitations.

New – Direct Phase II will be added as an allowable
Application Type either by Notice or in the solicitation in
Part II Section II if SBIR Direct Phase II will be accepted.

See the current list of Notices that have added Direct
Phase II to SBIR solicitations:http://bit.ly/2P0lm1H
7/14/20
7/14/209/5/20
1/5/21
4/5/21
Sat 8/8/20
Tues 12/8/20
Mon 3/8/21
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-20-260 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-20-265 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-20-262 SBIR-NIH
PA-20-261 STTR-NIH
2020 Program Descriptions & Research Topics Document
2020 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers

NIH SBIR/STTR GRANT FORMS

COVID-19 UPDATE - Check Notices of Special Interest
using search term "COVID" for competitive revision
opportunities
READ MORE
7/14/207/14/209/5/20
1/5/21
4/5/21
Sat 8/8/20
Tues 12/8/20
Mon 3/8/21

Release – Agency Announces Topics | Open – Earliest Federal Proposal Submission Date | Close – Final Federal Submission Date

For future and anticipated proposal submissions, please note the following GENERALIZED
SCHEDULE. This is based on previous years’, Phase I typical release/close timeframes.
ALL Open & Closed dates should be double checked against each Agency’s ACTUAL SOLICITATION when released and available.

As with typically all IPart deadlines to receive assistance, IPart Pre-proposal Applications (PPAs) [MicroGrant, MicroVoucher (Phase I PPAs)], or Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA – Phase II PPAs (IPart does not assist with Fast-Track or Direct to PHASE II Proposals!) need to be in reviewable form, a minimum of 4 weeks prior to a federal submission deadline.  IPart Director or Partner Sponsor should see client’s PPA 1st Draft 6-5 weeks PRIOR to the FEDERAL Deadline!

Typical Phase I Release and Close Dates By Federal Agency

Agency/ProgramReleaseClose
Dept. of Commerce (DOC)
(NIST & NOAA)JanMar
NovFeb
Dept. of Defense (DOD)
Release.1/.ADecFeb
Release .2/.BAprJun
Release .3/.CAugOct
Dept. of Education (DOEd)
DecFeb
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
Release 1AugOct
Release 2NovFeb
Dept. of Health/Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA)
Omnibus Stnd Date 1Jun1 st Week Sep
Omnibus Stnd Date 2Jun1 st Week Jan
Omnibus Stnd Date 3Jun1 st Week Apr
Special TopicsVariesVaries
ContractsAugOct
Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
(S&T & DNDO)NovJan
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
OctDec
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Has VariedHas Varied
Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)
JanMar
Nat’l. Science Foundation (NSF)
Release 1OctDec
Release 2AprJun
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
JulOct