FY 2020 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

  • December 16, 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2020 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002146) for the SBIR and STTR Programs. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

The following DOE program offices are participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

  • Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
  • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Office of Electricity
  • Office of Environmental Management
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
  • Office of High Energy Physics
  • Office of Nuclear Energy

 Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Topics

The Topics for Release 2 are available at https://science.osti.gov/sbir/Funding-Opportunities.

 Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent:  To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, you must first submit a Letter of Intent to the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS).  Letters of Intent must be submitted by January 6, 2020 5:00 pm ET.  View our online tutorial to learn how to submit a Letter of intent at https://go.usa.gov/xyJ3c.   
  • Grant Applications:  All Phase I applications must be submitted through the Grants.gov web portal to be considered for award.  Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must be successfully submitted by February 24, 2020 11:59 pm ET.  Please visit our website at  at https://science.osti.gov/sbir and our SBIR online learning site at https://science.osti.gov/SBIRLearning for assistance in preparing your application. 

Important Reminders

  • First-time applicants to Grants.gov:  There are a number of registrations you must complete prior to submitting your application. It is recommended that you start this process at least 6 weeks in advance of submitting your application.  View our online tutorial to learn how to complete these registrations at https://go.usa.gov/xyJ3q.  
  • Previously registered applicants with Grants.gov:  Please note you must update your SAM registration each year.  If you have any questions about the SAM process, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726. Each year DOE administratively declines applications that were submitted late because the SAM registration was not updated prior to the DOE application submission deadline.  Please update your SAM registration TODAY! 

Upcoming Webinar

Register here to join the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office on Thursday, December 19th as we provide a 45 minute overview of the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas noted above and the application and award process as it relates to the FY20 Phase I Release 2 FOA.  There will be time for Q&A, so don’t forget to submit your questions at the time of registration.

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