Participating Agencies are providing guidance relevant to applicants
and awardees regarding changes to solicitation deadlines, reporting
requirements, or other administrative
flexibilities related to grants and contracts.
We encourage you to stay
up-to-date with the relevant agency directly. If you are a current
awardee - reach out directly to your funding agreement officer (grant or
contracting officer) and program manager. Visit the
page for a collection of SBIR/STTR participating
agency websites with specific information about the impact of COVID-19
on the application and awards process.
Upcoming SBIR/STTR Deadlines:
agencies are supporting research and development in the national
response to coronavirus. These include SBIR and non-SBIR funding
opportunities. Stay up-to-date directly
Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a
request for SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals addressing COVID-19.
Institutes of Health (NIH) has a list of funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 that may be applicable to an existing
SBIR/STTR award, including administrative supplements,
Urgent Competitive Revisions that may allow for expanded scope of existing awards to address COVID-19, and availability of funding for
Emergency Competitive Revisions.
Force Unite and Fight: Covid-19 Response Team includes a COVID-19 Interest Area for
SBIR AF X20.R Direct to Phase ll Open Topic .
Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an expanded round of
SBIR Phase l applications to address Ag challenges in existing topic areas due by
May 21, 2020.
of Energy (DOE) has requested ideas on COVID-19 research that DOE can support.
of Homeland Security (DHS) has a variety of business opportunities, including working with FEMA.
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency (BARDA)
works with partners to identify medical countermeasures and
technologies to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus. In addition to
funding for diagnostic assays, nonclinical
models, vaccines, and advanced manufacturing technologies, BARDA
USG CoronaWatch Portal, a single point of entry for submitting information about your products and technologies to address the outbreak.
MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC),
a consortium of minority-serving research institutions, industry and
government partners established in collaboration with the US Army
Edgewood Chemical and Biological
Center, has an open call for capabilities to address the response to
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), a
biomedical technology consortium collaborating with the US Army Medical
Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), has active solicitations to
address the COVID-19 pandemic.
To stay up to date on the overall federal response, visit
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, SBA is supporting small businesses with working capital of up to $2 million through
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and loan advances of up to $10,000. The
Paycheck Protection Program
provides loans up to $10 million that may be forgiven if all employees
are kept on payroll for eight weeks. For ongoing updates, visit the
SBA's COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.
Be on the lookout for grant
fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. Fraudsters have been targeting small
business owners during these economically difficult times.
With the global outbreak of
COVID-19 and the closure of tens of thousands of schools across the
United States and world, a group of government supported developers and
researchers are now offering their learning games
and technologies at no cost through the end of the school year for use
in distance learning settings with internet access. Read
more from the Department of Education SBIR program.