Annual NIH, CDC and FDA Grant R&D Opportunities Released

Pete CodellaUtah Innovation Center

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2021 Small Business Program omnibus grant solicitation to encourage small businesses to submit innovative ideas to bring to patients in need.

Participating agencies of the 2021 omnibus solicitation include National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Funding opportunities are included for SBIR and STTR programs, and those allowing and not allowing clinical trials.

The 2021 HHS Omnibus includes:

NIH, CDC and FDA participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding opportunities:  

NIH funding opportunities for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR):

Standard due dates apply, to include September 5, January 5, and April 5.

Each funding opportunity has unique requirements – please read carefully. Refer to Program Descriptions to learn about each Institute and Center’s mission and research topics, budget guidelines, other unique features, and staff contacts.

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Innovation Center at

Save the date! Omnibus webinar: August 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MT

The upcoming webinar will cover:

  • Basics of HHS Small Business Programs
  • New funding opportunities resources
  • Guidelines for projects for which clinical trials are not allowed
  • Guidelines for projects for which clinical trials are required
  • Tips/tricks and advice on how to navigate FOAs and successfully secure funding

Webinar registration link coming soon.