Open Federal Agency Solicitations

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
Department of Education (DoEd)
Jan 31, 2019
Jan 31, 2019March 20, 2019
(11am EST)
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-18-574 PHS 2018-02 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-18-575 PHS 2018-02 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials allowed:
PA-18-573 PHS 2018-02 SBIR-NIH
PA-18-576 PHS 2018-02 STTR-NIH
Jan 16, 2018Jan 16, 2018
Apr 5, 2019Fri, Mar 8, 2019
NASA
FY 2019 SBIR/STTR PhI
PreSolicitation
Feb 5, 2019Feb 5, 2019Mar 29, 2019Fri, Mar 1, 2019
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
FY 2019 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2
Oct 29, 2018Dec 17, 2018
LOI Due Jan 7, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 Jan 28, 2019
Dept of Defense (DOD)
SBIR 2019.1 and STTR 2019.A
Nov 29, 2018Jan 8, 2019Feb 6, 2019Wed, Jan 9, 2019

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) need to be in reviewable form, a minimum of 4 weeks prior to a federal submission 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