Thinking about applying to NOAA’s SBIR?

  • June 27th, 2022

On November 16, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six (6) month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research with a tentative award start date of August 1, 2022. NOAA encourages proposals from qualified small businesses for highly innovative technologies with strong commercial potential that fit within the NOAA mission areas. 


To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, small businesses must submit a required Letter of Intent via this form by December 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm (ET).

In response to the submission of the Letter of Intent, the NOAA SBIR program will provide feedback indicating if an application is likely to be nonresponsive to the NOFO. Instructions for submitting the Letter of Intent are available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Full applications for Phase I must be submitted through grants.gov by February 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm (ET).

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 NOAA SBIR this year 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 NOAA SBIR by the application deadline in mid-February 2022.


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