Need help with your DHS SBIR proposal?

  • December 2, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is gearing up to release its 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation!

DHS has released 11 topics for the new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 22.1 Pre-solicitation. During the pre-solicitation period, small businesses can review topics and ask technical questions regarding the topic areas.

Full topic descriptions for the titles listed below can be viewed on Technical questions should be directed to the technical point of contact for each topic, listed in the 22.1 SBIR Topic Areas document. Small businesses have until 5:00 p.m. ET on December 14, 2021 to submit their questions.

The official solicitation release is scheduled for December 15, 2021, with a due date of January 19th, 2022.

  • Phase I typically funds up to $150,000 for five months to determine the scientific and technical merit, and feasibility, of the proposed effort. Phase I awards are typically made within 45 days after selection.
  • Phase II typically funds up to $1,000,000 for 24 months to continue the R&D effort from the completed Phase I project and work towards a prototype demonstration. Only SBIR Phase I awardees are eligible to participate in subsequent phases. Options may be exercised for S&T SBIR Phase II projects that have firm commitments for follow-on funding.

While this opportunity is indeed exciting, it can also be incredibly intimidating and confusing. There are so many requirements to be aware of from required federal registrations to documentation and formatting regulations.

Project and process management, timeline management, and proposal preparation can be overwhelming especially to founders and small business owners who are often already stretching themselves thin to keep company operations properly managed. Fortunately, a little help can go a long way in making the proposal preparation and submission process manageable.

We can help you.

Throughout every step, our team will ensure you are on the path to success by meeting deadlines, completing proposal documents properly, and sharing our vast repository of industry knowledge and subject matter expertise. Applying to SBIR does not have to be confusing.

With a little bit of support, the rigors of drafting the proposal itself should never stand in the way of a company that is otherwise qualified for the opportunity to consider applying.

If you think you could be a fit for DHS SBIR schedule a consult call today. Our team requires at least 30 calendar days before the application deadline In order to complete a competitive proposal, so act fast if you intend to apply to the 2022 DHS SBIR by the January 19th, 2022 application deadline.

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