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
Dept. of Defense (DoD)
SBIR 19.3 & STTR 19.C
You Can Talk Directly to a TPOC Aug 23 - Sept 23
Aug 23, 2019Sept 24, 2019
Oct 23, 2019 (8pm ET) Wed, Sept 25, 2019
Nat’l. Institutes of Health/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
SBIR Contracts PHS-2020-1
June 21, 2019July 8, 2019
Oct 23, 2019 Wed, Sept 25, 2019
Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
Range of award $0 - $106,500
July 25, 2019July 25, 2019
Oct 23, 2019 Wed, Sept 25, 2019
Department of Energy (DOE)
Solicitation Information
TOPICS 7/15/19
FOA 8/12/19
9/3/19 (5pm EST)
Oct 15, 2019 (11:59pm EST) Tues, Sept 17, 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF)
SBIR Ph1 NSF19554
STTR Ph2 NSF19555
March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019Dec 12, 2019 (5pm EST)
(rolling deadlines)

Thurs, Nov 14, 2019

(rolling deadlines)
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-19-270 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-19-273 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-721 STTR-NIH
2019 Program Descriptions and Research Topics Document
2019 2019 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers
May 7, 2019May 7, 2019Sept 5, 2019
Jan 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
Thur, Aug 8, 2019
Dec 2, 2019
Mar 9, 2020

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.

Typical Phase I Release and Close Dates By Federal Agency

Dept. of Commerce (DOC)
Dept. of Defense (DOD)
Release .2/.BAprJun
Release .3/.CAugOct
Dept. of Education (DOEd)
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
Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
(S&T & DNDO)NovJan
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Has VariedHas Varied
Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)
Nat’l. Science Foundation (NSF)
Release 1OctDec
Release 2AprJun
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)