June 2021

You can apply to multiple SBIR/STTR agencies
You can submit the same project to multiple agencies to increase your chances of securing SBIR/STTR funding — as long as you indicate that you have multiple submissions in review with overlapping scope. (But remember: you can only accept funding from one agency.) 

BBCetc Presents “From the Sources’ Mouth
with the EPA
June 10, 2021 11 - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost is free, but registration is required
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presenter:
Program Manager, April Richards
EPA supports the development and commercialization of technologies that protect human health and the environment.
Find out if your innovation fits their needs.
Your Specific Aims page is the most important page in your NIH SBIR/STTR proposal.

Attend the BBCetc Aims Clinic to find out how to
make your page work harder.

Learn how your Aims page should be used to gauge
program managers’ interest in your project

Understand what reviewers look for in an Aims page and
how it sets the tone for your proposal

Discover how to put together the strongest possible Aims page
to make the best impression

Find out how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls

BBCetc Aims Clinic
June 24, 2021
2-hour training session
11-1 EDT

$250* per person
*Michigan Economic Development Corporation supports reduced pricing for Michigan companies

Reserve your spot now

We’re limiting attendance to 10 to make sure you get personal assistance,
including a free review of your Aims page.

Virtual or In-person training? Pros and Cons
Virtual learning is far more flexible and can be a much better use of your time. But in-person training creates social interaction and can drive focus. So, which works better?

"From the Sources’ Mouth"
The September 2021 All-Agency Event
September 14 - Granting Agencies
September 15 - Contract Agencies
September 16 - DOD and Components

This virtual SBIR/STTR training event will feature program managers from all 11 agencies. You’ll get a 30-minute overview of the agency’s mission and tips for creating a successful proposal. Q&A and sign-ups for one-on-one’s with agency officers will follow. More information coming soon — in the meantime, put it on your calendar!

Are you an innovator, entrepreneur,
researcher or small technology firm?
Then don’t miss this opportunity!

Register now for the 2021 National SBIR Week
July 19 - 23, 2021

The 2021 National SBIR Week is a virtual event connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding — the SBIR/STTR programs. They provide more than $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide range of technology areas administering over 7,000 new
awards each year.
This FREE event lets you participate in live streaming sessions and provides access to meet virtually with program decision makers from 20+ invited agencies.

The SAM.gov registration is transitioning away from using a DUNS number. If you are applying to a contracting agency, you must have your SAM registration indicate that you want to be eligible for both Grants and Contracts.

Starting in April 2022, the SAM registration will drop the DUNS number as part of the registration process and will issue a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). SAM will be replacing DUNS on 4/2022 and will begin issuing the new UEI (Unique Entity Identifier), which is similar to a CAGE code, on 5/24/2021.
If you have any questions, contact BBCetc to get more information or clarification.

Why the defense industry could be the most transformative market for startups
There are bureaucratic hurdles, but with some forethought and preparation, startups have a chance to adapt and thrive while working with the Pentagon. Read the original article at the link below or talk with BBCetc today.


Use of Internet Explorer for eRA Modules to be phased out
by July 19, 2021

“Flatten” PDFs for Just-in-Time and RPPR before
uploading to eRA Commons 
In preparation for the required use of the new biosketch and other support format templates for due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH is encouraging applicants and recipients to start using updated templates for applications, Just-in-Time Reports, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) submitted for due dates after May 25, 2021. For specifics, see Guide Notices NOT-OD-21-073 and NOT-OD-21-110.

Upcoming BBCetc Training and Events
Most training is currently being done virtually. Check the BBCetc Training Calendar for updates.
Funding Opportunities

BARDA DRIVe has launched a new AOI called Immunechip+ (AOI #7) to create tools that accelerate medical countermeasure screening and development vital to human health.
AOI closes June 30, 2021 at 2pm ET.
Company referrals should request for a market research call at ImmuneChipBARDA@hhs.gov

Begin planning now for the next standard due date on September 5 – Learn about the NIH Applicant Assistance Program – portal opens 4/26/21 and closes 5/20/21
New targeted funding announcements:
Due 6/25/2021

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/6/2021

Due 7/29/2021

Due 8/10/2021

Due 8/10/2021
Additional targeted funding opportunities from HHS on specific topics with various upcoming due dates can be found here.

Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR PA-18-837
R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track
R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track
U44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreements - Phase II
 Close date: September 5, 2021

NCI (National Cancer Institute) SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer-Relevant Technologies Toward Commercialization (R44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Open date: July 06, 2021
Due date: August 06, 2021
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) drug discovery and development (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: July 10, 2021
Due date: August 10, 2021
NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Pre-Clinical Research (R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open date: March 05, 2021
Due date: Standard dates apply, next due date September 07, 2021
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Concept Award Program Fiscal Year 2022
Due July 23, 2021 05:00 PM EDT

Multiple Institutes
HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-008,STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

RFA-NS-20-009, STTR R41/R42- Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-011,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-NS-20-010,SBIR R43/R44 - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast Track (Clinical Trial Required)

Expiration Dates: September 08, 2022, September 8, 2021, January 6, 2022, April 6, 2022, and September 8, 2022 

Due 6/7/2021
Concept papers are due 5/21/2021

FY21 SBIR Phase I: NSF 21-562
FY21 STTR Phase I: NSF 21-563
FY21 SBIR Phase II: NSF 21-565
FY21 STTR Phase II: NSF 21-566
Submission windows for 2021:
March 5 to June 3
June 4 to Sept 2
Sept 3 to Dec 2

Solicitation on topics informing new program areas SBIR/STTR
Advanced Research Projects
Current closing date: September 30, 2022  
Applicants must submit a Full Application by the Targeted Topic Full Application Submission Deadline stated in Table 1 of this FOA.
The purpose of this modification is to incorporate changes to the Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0001954. To obtain a copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) please go to the ARPA-E website at arpa-e-foa.energy.gov. ARPA-E will not review or consider applications submitted through other means. For detailed guidance on using ARPA-E eXCHANGE, please refer to the ARPA-E eXCHANGE User Guide (arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx).

Due: 5/3/2021

Small Business Programs Office (SBPO)
Opportunity under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HR001121S0007
Third Party Verification of COTS Compliance with Requirements
Due June 08, 2021
Enduring Spatially-Continuous Sound Velocity Profiler
Due June 08, 2021
SBOs will open for proposals on May 06, 2021 and close at 12:00 p.m. ET on June 08, 2021  
SPARTN (Safe Position Augmentation for Real Time Navigation)

Virtual Human Integration supporting Intelligent Tutoring / Adaptive Training (IT/AT)
Due July 07, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Vision Based Inventory Management (VBIM)
Due July 07, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Waveform Challenge for Tactical Radios
Extended due date: June 18, 2021
12:00 PM EDT

Pre-release scheduled for 4/21/2021
Due June 17, 2021

Air Force CSO X21.2/21.B
Due June 17, 2021
Army SBIR 21.4
SBIR Topic A214-035
“Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) Sustainment” 
Due June 23, 2021
  • May 25, 2021: Topic Q&A opens to questions
  • June 3, 2021: BAA opens (begin accepting proposals in DSIP)
  • June 9, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 23, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET
Full topic and instructions are available here. 

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and Commercial Solutions Openings (CSOs):
  • April 21, 2021: Pre-release begins
  • May 19, 2021: BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • June 3, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 17, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET
The instructions and topics for these BAAs and CSOs are available on DSIP at www.dodsbirsttr.mil/submissions/login 

Space Development Agency (SDA)
“Compact Passive Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer and Sounder (CP2MRS)”

“Compact Passive Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer and Sounder (CP2MRS)”

  • May 12, 2021: Topic Q&A opens; BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • June 1, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 15, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET
Full topics and instructions are available at the links provided above. 


About BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies across the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs. BBCetc services include research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.

Contact us: www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com