Small Business Innovation Research Program

NOAA's SBIR Program is seeking highly innovative products with excellent commercial potential. All SBIR proposals must directly benefit the NOAA mission, but should also be responsive to the greater market demands in order to be successful. All SBIR applications must be made in response to a NOAA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which will be made available once per year on this site and through the Grants.gov website

To view past NOAA SBIR-funded projects, click here.

Competitive Opportunity for Small Business

SBIR targets the entrepreneurial sector because that is where most innovation and innovators thrive. However, the risk and expense of conducting serious R&D efforts are often beyond the means of many small businesses. By reserving a specific percentage of federal R&D funds for small business, SBIR protects the small business and enables it to compete on the same level as larger businesses. SBIR funds the critical startup and development stages and it encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or service, which, in turn, stimulates the U.S. economy.

Since its enactment in 1982, as part of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, SBIR has helped thousands of small businesses to compete for federal research and development awards. Their contributions have enhanced the nation's defense, protected our environment, advanced health care, and improved our ability to manage information and manipulate data.

NOAA FY 2021 Funding Opportunity

The FY 2021 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been published to https://www.grants.gov/  as of October 15, 2020 with a closing date of January 13, 2021 and can be viewed here

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.

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Required Training for all SBIR Applicants

NOAA FY 2020 Funding Opportunity

The FY20 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has closed as of Feb. 3rd. The announcement can be found by clicking here, or by using the search function on grants.gov.  Please search for CFDA number 11.021. 


Upcoming Virtual Events

SBIR Week in the Southeast

September 14-18, 2020


SBIR Week in the Midwest

October 19-23, 2020


SACNAS Conference

October 19-24, 2020


SBIR Week in the South

November 2-6, 2020


TMA BlueTech Week

November 16-20, 2020


SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference

November 17-19, 2020




Program Contacts

Richard Fulton, NOAA SBIR Program Manager, Email: Richard.Fulton@noaa.gov

Janet Russell, NOAA SBIR Program Officer, Email: Janet.J.Russell@noaa.gov

Tiffany House, NOAA SBIR Commercialization Specialist, Email: Tiffany.House@noaa.gov

Clarissa Ford, NOAA SBIR Program Assistant, Email:  Clarissa.Ford@noaa.gov 


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