Federal Research Grants

– A collection of SBIR/STTR participating agency websites with specific information about the impact of COVID-19 on the application and awards process.
* Department of Defense SBIR: Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) X20.R
The application period for the upcoming SBIR Direct to Phase II Open Topic with a COVID-19 Interest Area is open from March 30 to April 30 at 12 p.m. EST, 2020. Visit the beta.SAM solicitation for application resources and apply on the DSIP portal.

* National Science Foundation
Accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research on different aspects of COVID-19
Inviting RAPID proposals and supplemental funding requests to existing awards that address COVID-19 challenges through data and/or software infrastructure development activities
Request for SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Proposals (NSF 20-065) addressing COVID-19

* National Institute of Health (NIH)
– Specifically interested in incorporation of data from the 2019-nCoV into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of Coronaviruses and related pathogens

*USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

* USDA – Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) Grant 
USDA has opened a second application window for funding under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. Applicants eligible for DLT grants include most state and local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. Electronic applications for the second application window may be submitted through grants.gov beginning today and are due no later than July 13, 2020. Paper applications will not be accepted. Additional information on how to apply is now available on grants.gov.

1) Dept. of the Navy FY-20.4 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) now open, closes May 28, 2020 (12:00 noon EDT)
To support the national response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of the Navy (DoN) must leverage and sustain its research-and-development industrial base and attract new small business partners. DoN seeks proposals from innovative small businesses and startups for high-impact, scalable technologies that address both naval requirements and the needs of the commercial market. Areas of interest to the Navy and Marine Corps include:
  • Modernization and sustainment (maintenance and repair of military assets)
  • Digital logistics (security, analysis, management and flow of digital information and data)
  • Deployable manufacturability (rapid, on-demand manufacturing of deployable systems supporting diverse payloads and missions)
  • Resilient communications (expanded communications capabilities for fast, coordinated response during a global crisis)
2) The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has created a special web resource on Coronavirus Assistance and Acquisition-Related Information and Resources located at www.onr.navy.mil/coronavirus.