#DOE #SBIR Phase I Key Dates and other VIP details

  • November 11, 2019

#DOE #SBIR (Department of Energy Small business innovation research) topic release is due out TOMORROW (11/12/19) with a webinar tentatively scheduled for 11/18/19. Are you ready to apply for DOE SBIR funding? Just know that you MUST submit a Letter of Intent according to the FOA requirements to be eligible to submit a full application.

We strongly encourage all to start by watching the Overview Webinar. The overview is about 1 hour and provides an in-depth understanding of the purpose of the programs, the technology areas covered, and the grant application process. To just view the presentation slides, click here and in PDF here.

Interested in currently available funding opportunities?

The #DOE #SBIR Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) are listed on our Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) page. To learn about the technology areas with available DOE SBIR/STTR funding, view either the Topics documents or webinars in the Funding Opportunity Announcements FOA table.

To learn about the grant application requirements, please view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Please note that the #DOE #SBIR Programs have a MANDATORY Letter of Intent requirement – you must submit a Letter of Intent according to the FOA requirements to be eligible to submit a full application.

Congress established the #SBIR and #STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.  Federal agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only. Small businesses that win awards in these R&D programs keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize the technology.

Required Federal Registrations

  • DUNS: The very first step is to obtain a unique Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from the federal government. You can apply for this online here. This is a good first step, as many of the other required registrations will need your DUNS number to register you.
  • SAM.gov: Next on your list should be the System for Awards Management (SAM). While the process is fairly straightforward, it can take up to 44 days for your application to process. So start your SAM registration early on in the application process.
  • Grants.gov: The Next required registration is grants.gov. There are two parts to this registration as the applicant agency as well as the individual to be listed as Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) must both apply. It is a three-step process to register an AOR. More details about that process can be found on this website.
  • Other Required Registrations: You must also apply with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) to obtain a unique control ID that must be attached with all #SBIR applications. Registration can be completed here. Then we have the mandatory Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-award Reporting System. You can apply for that here.
  • Post-Submission Required Registrations: Even after you have submitted your application, there are still more required registrations to complete. The completed submissions are sent from grants.gov to DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). You will need to register with PAMS to track your registration and complete certain #grant or cooperative agreement functions. FedConnect is another required registration. The final agreement between DoE and organizations is always posted to FedConnect.

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