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
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
SBIR/STTR FY 2020 Phase I Release 2
11/12/19FOA: 12/16/19
11:59 pm ET
LOI Due: 1/6/20
2/24/20 Mon, 1/27/20
Dept. of Education (DOEdu)
SBIR
1/16/20201/16/20203/3/2020 11amET Tues, 2/4/20
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
SBIR FY20 Phase I
Pre-SolicitationNotice
Pre-Solicitation
period 1/6/20-1/29/20
5pm ET
EST2/6/20EST 3/6/20 Fri, 2/14/20
Dept. of Defense (DoD)
SBIR 20.1 & STTR 20A
New Submission Portal HERE
12/10/19
(pre-release)
1/14/20
USAF - 2/12/20
(8pm ET)
Other DOD - 2/26/20
Wed, 1/15/20
National Science Foundation (NSF)
SBIR Ph1 NSF20527

STTR Ph1 NSF20528

Funding Ceiling Increase to $256,000
12/18/193/6/2012/18/19-3/5/20
3/6/20-6/4/20
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
Dealine is
4 Weeks
before planned
federal submiss.
(rolling deadlines)
Dpt. Homeland Security (DHS)
SBIR FY2020
12/13/19
12/18/19TBD
TBD
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-19-272 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-19-270 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-19-273 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-721 STTR-NIH
2019 Program Descriptions & Research Topics Document
2019 2019 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers
5/7/195/7/194/6/20Mon 3/9/20

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