Announcing Dept. of Defense SBIR, STTR, and Air Force CSO Pre-release

Aaron McElweeUtah Innovation Center

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following SBIR and STTR funding opportunities:

  • DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) BAA 22.1
  • DoD Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) BAA 22.A
  • Air Force CSO X22.1


  • December 1, 2021: Pre-release begins
  • January 12, 2022: BAAs and CSO opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • January 27, 2022: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 10:00 a.m. MT
  • February 10, 2022: BAAs and CSO closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 10:00 a.m. MT

The instructions and topics for these BAAs and CSOs are available on DSIP and at the DoD SBIR/STTR Home Page.

Updated Contractual Requirements

Proposers are advised that FAR Clause 252.223-7999 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (Deviation 2021-O0009), implementing Executive Order 14042, will be incorporated into contracts resulting from these BAAs and CSO, at the discretion of the awarding DoD Component. For more details, please refer to the BAAs and CSO.

Proposers are encouraged to thoroughly review the BAAs and CSO to remain apprised of programmatic and contractual changes.

Topic Q&A

Topic Q&A is now available on the Topics and Topic Q&A page in DSIP. Proposers may submit technical questions through the Topic Q&A page.

During pre-release, proposers can contact TPOCs directly or submit questions via Topic Q&A. Once DoD begins accepting proposals on January 12, 2022, no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed. All questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing. Topic Q&A will close to new questions on January 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. MT, but will remain active to view questions and answers related to the topics until the BAA close.

Questions submitted through the Topic Q&A are limited to technical information related to improving the understanding of a topic’s requirements. Any other questions, such as those asking for advice or guidance on solution approach, or administrative questions, such as SBIR or STTR program eligibility, technical proposal/cost proposal structure and page count, budget and duration limitations, or proposal due date WILL NOT receive a response. Refer to the Component-specific instructions given at the beginning of that Component’s topics for help with an administrative question.

Proposers are advised to monitor Topic Q&A during the pre-release and open periods for questions and answers, and frequently monitor DSIP for updates and amendments to the topics.

Learning & Support

Visit the Learning & Support section for Job Aids and Help Videos to guide you through submitting and viewing questions and answers in the Topic Q&A, preparing and submitting your proposal in DSIP, and more:


Email the DSIP Support team at for assistance with using DSIP. Questions regarding DSIP can be emailed to DSIP Support and will be addressed in the order received, during normal operating hours (Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MT). Please review the guidance below for additional information on contacting DSIP Support and the DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission process:

General questions pertaining to a particular DoD Component and the Component-specific BAA instructions should be submitted in accordance with the instructions given at the beginning of that Component’s topics.

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