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On-line SBIR Tutorials: An excellent set of of online courses designed to help one learn more about the SBIR and STTR programs and how to develop a responsive proposal. Includes information on IP and data rights as well as accounting and finance for use in preparing the proposal budget and carrying out the project. Companies are encouraged to review these tutorials prior to requesting Direct Services assistance from the MIST Cluster program.

MS-FAST Program: A state assistance program providing support to Mississippi companies seeking SBIR/STTR contracts and grants. The MS-FAST Phase 0 program provides up to $2,000.00 support development of a business' Phase 1 SBIR proposal.


LA-FAST Program: A state assistance program providing support to Louisiana companies seeking SBIR/STTR contracts and grants. The LA-FAST Phase 0 program provides up to $2,000.00 support development of a business' Phase 1 SBIR proposal. 


Alabama Launchpad: The purpose of the Alabama SBIR/STTR Support Program is to increase the success rate and competitiveness of SBIR/STTR applicants in the state.


Navy SBIR/STTRThe primary website for information on the Navy's SBIR/STTR solicitations. Note -During the Pre-Release period communication between small businesses and topic authors is highly encouraged. You may talk directly with topic authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each SBIR/STTR topic description. 

Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP)The mission of the STP is to provide commercialization, transition, and professional business assistance through a structured program so that the participating Small Businesses are in the best position to obtain Phase III funding.

Virtual Transition MarketplaceTake a closer look at the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program technologies in the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM). Search current and past year FST participants to find the technology that interests you.

NAVSEA SBIR: The goal of NAVSEA's SBIR program is to help NAVSEA meet its R/R&D objectives by selecting SBIR efforts that are likely to transition into acquisition programs in support of NAVSEA's mission to develop, deliver and maintain ships and systems on time, on cost for the United States Navy. The website provides document templates, points of contacts, and other valuable information.

National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP): The NSRP is co-funded by the U.S. Shipbuilding Industry and U.S. Navy. The NSRP website provides important information on the key areas and technologies of research interest and technical points of contacts within the major defense industry shipyards. Both information on SBIR topics and solicitations as well as other important non-SBIR solicitations are included.  Information on current and past funded projects is also provided. 

NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO): The TPO serves the needs of both NOAA inventors and U.S. companies looking to partner with NOAA or license their technologies. As part of these duties the TPO manages NOAA's SBIR program. 

Army SBIR/STTR: Included within the Army's SBIR solicitations are SBIR topics associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) headquartered in Vicksburg, MS. The ERDC is focused on solving challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and the Nation’s public good. 

SBIR/STTR and other Applied Research Funding Resources The primary government website maintained by SBA for information on the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and related Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs provide funding opportunities to small businesses to engage in applied research & technology development for the largest 11 federal agencies and their components. Over $2.5 billion in contracts and grants are awarded annually. 

National Security Technology Accelerator: NSTXL is a non-profit, commercially facing consortium that connects the rapidly advancing private sector technologies closer to the military. The Department of Defense has funding a $100 million Rapid Prototype Funding Authority via an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the NSTXL for a period of three (3) years, for the purpose of executing a coordinated research and development program. Technology areas of interest include energy, cyber, medical, materials, and defense systems (a broad area).

Office of Naval Research (ONR) BAA Funding Opportunities:  ONR is constantly looking for innovative scientific and technological solutions to address current and future Navy and Marine Corps requirements. This link is to their website which provides a list of currently active broad agency announcements (BAAs) and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) – each announcement provides technical and contracting points of reference.

The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF): RIF provides a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide the DoD with innovative technologies that can be rapidly inserted into acquisition programs that meet specific defense needs. RIF is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD R&E) and Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). RIF is often use to provide Phase 3 SBIR development support for transitioning Phase 2 SBIR innovations into operational use.

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP): NOPP is a Federally mandated initiative that coordinates and develops collaborative ocean research efforts among Federal, state and tribal governments, academia, private industry, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The National Oceanographic Partnership Program and its partners regularly announce funding opportunities. Among NOPP's partners are ONR, NASA, BOEM, USGS, NOAA, NSF, and others.

NOAA IOOS BAA Funding Opportunity: NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts for ocean observing to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. Their BAA funds applied R&D projects supporting this mission. The current BAA, open till 2020, is: NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2018-2005418).

U.S. Army ERDC BAA Funding Opportunity: The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a BAA for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. The BAA issued on February 1, 2019 and is open until suspended. 

SERDP Funding Opportunity: The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, executed in partnership with DOE and EPA. SERDP invests in basic and applied research and advanced development. Proposals for the current annual solicitation are due March 6th, 2018.

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