Welcome to the new SBIR.gov for your convenience a preview of the new login and registration process is available here. Be advised, the site is under maintenance. Existing users will not be able to access their CCRs. All newly registering firms please contact our helpdesk to obtain SBC Control ID’s once you have completed the registration at (571) 306-5201 or via sba.sbir.support@reisystems.com

How to Apply

Learn how the program works, check if you meet eligibility requirements, and how to find additional local support and resources.

Agencies Post Solicitations

  • Before you apply, read the entire solicitation carefully. This may prevent administrative mistakes that could disqualify your proposal.
  • Make sure you meet all eligibility requirements before you apply.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your proposal. You must respond before the submission closing date.

Submit a Proposal

  • Apply through the agency's SBIR or STTR program before the submission closing date.

Participating Agencies Review Proposals

  • Review process times vary; check with the specific agency.
  • The program's rigorous proposal review process provides critical feedback that can help refine your concept.

Agencies Award Funding

  • If you receive funding, be strategic about how you use it, as the award amount may not cover all of your R&D expenses.
  • Previous awardees may apply for Phase I funding for new innovations and Phase II funding for continuing R&D.

Find Support Near You

Find organizations in your area that help entrepreneurs like you establish your business, find opportunities, prepare a proposal, and bring your idea to market.

The SBA works with a variety of local partners to train and support small businesses that are interested in receiving funding through America's Seed Fund. Use local assistance to find the help you need, including proposal assistance, SAM registration, commercialization support, and industry networking.

Find Funding Opportunities

Explore participating agencies to learn about their missions, priorities, and programs. You can also search all topics to find opportunities that are a fit for your concept.

Ready to learn more?

Find out everything you need to know about the SBIR and STTR programs with our program overviews and in-depth video tutorials.

SBIR/SBA Overview

Presentation on how to leverage America's Seed Fund, including differences between different levels of funding and how to begin the process.

Phase 0 & State Matching Programs

During the pre-proposal and preparation phases, some states have created what are known as “Phase 0” awards programs. These programs are designed to assist new applicants in their pursuit of Phase I federal SBIR/STTR awards.