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Department of Energy FY 2014 Phase 1 Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement
The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2014 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.
DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:
- Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Office of Fossil Energy
- Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
- Office of Nuclear Energy
Letters of Intent must be submitted by December 16, 2013, 5:00 pm EST Grant applications to either program must be submitted by February 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST
Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics The Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) is available at FedConnect:
The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the "BODY" link on the right side of the page. The Topics for Release 2 are available at: http://www.science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/docs/C38P1R2_Topics_11_01_13_FINAL_Ver_5.pdf.
Submitting your Letter of Intent
Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website:
Please refer to Part IV B of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions for submitting your letter of intent.
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- All Phase I applications must be submitted through Grants.gov web portal to be considered for award.
- First Time applicants to Grants.gov
- You cannot submit an application through Grants.gov unless you are registered. Prior to registering in Grants.gov you must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
- Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov . More information about SAM registration for applicants is found at: https://www.sam.gov/sam/transcript/Quick_Guide_for_Grants_Registrations_v1.7.pdf
See Grants.gov "Get Registered" and use the Grants.gov Organization Registration Checklist to guide you through the process.
- Allow at least 21 days to complete this process. Start NOW!
Previously Registered Applicants
You must update your SAM number each year. If you have any questions about your SAM, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726.
SBIR/STTR Three-Phase Program
Determines feasibility. Agencies award grants up to $150,000 for a six month SBIR project and one-year STTR project that explores the technical merit of an idea or technology. Applicants must submit a 25-page proposal in response to a specific agency topic. The proposal must articulate objectives, significance of the innovation, scope of work, and applicant qualifications. Recommended Timeline for Phase I Proposal Writing Process
Transfers innovation from the workbench to the marketplace. No SBIR/STTR funds support this phase, so an entrepreneur must pursue capital from the private sector or funding from other non-SBIR/STTR federal programs.
The MTI has developed an SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to encourage entrepreneurs and small business to participate in the federal SBIR/STTR Program. Companies may receive pro-bono guidance and advice from the TAP team separate from, and in addition to the MTI SBIR/STTR funding programs.
For more information, contact Shane Beckim, Portfolio Manager at 207-588-1018 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Accelerator Grants
The MTI Business Accelerator Grant is available to companies that have recently been chosen for a Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I or Phase II grant. More information about the Business Accelerator Grant can be found here.