Solicitation Dates

Visit here for a list of agency notifications and solicitation updates in regard to COVID-19. 

Open Solicitations

Agency/ProgramReleaseOpenClose

HHS Omnibus
Clinical Trials not allowed:
PA-18-272 PHS 2019-02 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-19-270 PHS 2019-02 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials required:
PA-19-273 PHS 2019-02 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-271 PHS 2019-02 STTR-NIH

7-May ’197-May ’19

1-May ’20

Nat’l. Science Foundation
(Project Pitch Required)
SBIR 20-527 STTR 20-528

18-Dec ’19

Submission windows:
Mar 6 ’20 – Jun 4 ’20
Jun 5 ’20 – Sep 3 ’20
Sep 4 ’20 – Dec 3 ’20

USDA
SBIR Phase I–COVID-19 Topics Only

10-April ’20

21-May ’20

Open = Earliest Submission Date Close = Final Submission Date
Updated 5.7.20

Typical Phase I Release and Close Dates

Agency/ProgramRelease*Close*
Dept. of Commerce (DOC)
NIST
NOAA

January
November

March
February

Dept. of Defense (DOD)
Release.1/.A
Release .2/.B
Release .3/.C

December
April
August

February
June
October

Dept. of Education (DOEd)DecemberMarch
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
Release 1
Release 2

August
November

October
February

Dept. of Health/Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA)
Omnibus Stnd Date 1
Omnibus Stnd Date 2
Omnibus Stnd Date 3
Special Topics
Contracts
NIDILRR

June
June
June
Varies
August
May

Sep
Jan
Apr
Varies
October
June

Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
S&T and DNDO joint

November

January

Dept. of Transportation (DOT)OctoberMarch
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)June ’20
Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)JanuaryMarch

Nat’l. Science Foundation (NSF)
Release 1
Release 2
Release 3
Release 4

December
March
June
September

March
June
September
December

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)JulyOctober

*Estimated based on past schedules. All dates subject to change without notice. Updated 2.17.20