On November 16, 2021 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six (6) month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research with a tentative award start date of August 1, 2022. NOAA encourages proposals from qualified small businesses for highly innovative technologies with strong commercial potential that fit within the NOAA mission areas.
To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, small businesses must submit a required Letter of Intent
via this form
by December 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm (ET)
. In response to submission of the Letter of Intent, the NOAA SBIR program will provide feedback indicating if an application is likely to be nonresponsive to the NOFO. Instructions for submitting the Letter of Intent are available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity
Full applications for Phase I must be submitted through grants.gov by February 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET)
Topics for the NOAA FY 2022 SBIR Phase I Solicitation include:
9.1 Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
9.2 Weather-Ready Nation
9.3 Healthy Oceans
9.4 Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
The topic areas align with the goals outlined in NOAA’s Next-Generation Strategic Plan
. Additionally, NOAA gives high priority to proposals developing technologies that integrate any of the NOAA Science & Technology Focus Areas
, which include Uncrewed Systems (UxS), Artificial Intelligence, Data and Cloud Computing, ‘Omics, and Citizen Science.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Notice of Funding Opportunity released
NOAA FY22 SBIR Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar
Monday, December 13, 2021: Letter of Intent (required) due date
Monday, January 10, 2022: Letter of Intent feedback provided
Friday, February 18, 2022: Full application due date
NOAA held an informational webinar to present the FY22 SBIR Notice of Funding Opportunity on November 18th, 2021. The webinar included an overview of the FY22 competition and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. You may watch the recorded webinar below or directly on Vimeo.
For questions or additional information, contact the NOAA SBIR Program at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @NOAAinnovate.