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 solicitation, which will be made available once per year on this site and through the Federal Business Opportunities website.

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 2018 Solicitation Now Closed

To View Closed Solicitation Go Here

Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2018

Required Training for all SBIR Applicants


Program Contacts

Vince Garcia
NOAA SBIR Program Manager

Danielle Conklin (Contr.)
SBIR Program Specialist / CAP Coordinator

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Office of Inspector General
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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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