The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this NOFO. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in any of the topic areas listed in Section 9 of this announcement and to commercialize the results of that R&D are encouraged to participate. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is not a substitute for existing unsolicited proposal mechanisms. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted under the SBIR program.
Only FY 2019 Phase I applications may be submitted in response to this NOFO. Phase II applications are not being accepted at this time. NOAA will publish a Phase II NOFO approximately 30 days prior to the end of the previous year’s Phase I period of performance to request Phase II applications. That NOFO will provide instructions for Phase I awardees to prepare a Phase II application and the closing date for submission of applications; only the previous year’s Phase I awardees are eligible to submit a Phase II application.
The FY19 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been posted to Grants.gov. To view the full announcement, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310297.
The deadline for proposals is January 8, 2019.
Regarding the submission of questions, per pages 11-12 of the NOFO:
In order to permit timely posted responses, all questions pertaining to subtopics (Section 9 of this NOFO) are due no later than December 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern to the NOAA SBIR Program Office, via the email address provided below [firstname.lastname@example.org]. When sending questions, you must include the NOFO Announcement Number in the header “NOAA-OAR-OAR TPO-2019-2005899” as a subject line. Questions sent to any other email address will not be answered. After that date and time, NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS SHALL BE ACCEPTED.
Answers will be posted to https://techpartnerships.noaa.gov/SBIR/FY19QA.
- For general information and application tips, check out the NOAA SBIR Grant Application Help Sheet.
- For technical assistance with the online application, please visit the Grants.gov Support page.
- To view past NOAA SBIR-funded projects, click here.
- NOAA SBIR Grants Fact Sheet
- Federal Register Notice: Announcement for the Upcoming Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Notice of Funding Opportunity and Procurement Award Changes for Fiscal Year 2019 and Beyond
Required Training for all SBIR Applicants