Thinking about applying to DoD SBIR?

  • December 3, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) pre-release is officially open!

DoD will begin accepting proposals for its SBIR program on January 12th, 2022 with an application deadline of February 10th, 2022. For this solication, the maximum Phase I award amount including all options (less TABA of $6,500 for Phase I) is $240,000, and the maximum Phase II proposal/award amount including all options (including TABA) is $1,700,000. Keep in mind, future solicitations listed below may have varying amounts, and the dates listed below are subject to change (dates are current as of 12/2/21).

Joint DoD SBIR 22.1 / STTR 22.A

  • Pre-Release: December 01, 2021
  • Open: January 12, 2022
  • Close: February 10, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

DARPA HR001121S0007 -31, -32

  • Pre-Release: November 23, 2021 (via
  • Open: December 22, 2021
  • Close: February 03, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

Army SBIR 21.4 -45 thru -51

  • Pre-Release: November 17, 2021
  • Open: November 30, 2021
  • Close: January 04, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

Air Force X21.S CSO

  • Open: November 17, 2021
  • Close: February 03, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

Army SBIR 21.4 -52

  • Pre-Release: November 04, 2021 (via
  • Open: December 01, 2021
  • Close: December 29, 2021 at 12:00PM ET

Joint DoD SBIR 22.2 / STTR 22.B

  • Pre-Release: April 20, 2022
  • Open: May 18, 2022
  • Close: June 15, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

Joint DoD SBIR 22.3/ STTR 22.C

  • Pre-Release: August 24, 2022
  • Open: September 21, 2022
  • Close: October 19, 2022 at 12:00PM ET

DoD Annual SBIR 22.4 / STTR 22.D

  • Open: October 06, 2021
  • Close: December 31, 2022

Need help deciding what is a fit for you? We can help

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.

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 DoD 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 DoD SBIR by the application deadline in early February 2022.

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