Dept. of Homeland Security Releases SBIR 24.1 Topics – Innovation Center to Host Webinar

Dylan DotyUtah Innovation Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released topics for their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 24.1 Pre-Solicitation. 


  • DHS241-001 – Agnostic Detection of Synthetic Opioids and Other Illicit Drugs
  • DHS241-002 – Data Labeling and Curation at Scale (DLCS) for Machine Learning Algorithms
  • DHS241-003 – 911 Voice-over-IP Telephone Dispatchable Location System
  • DHS241-004 – Software Defined Radio for Public Safety (SDR-PS)
  • DHS241-005 – Video Analysis of Drug and Human Smuggling Activities
  • DHS241-006 – Enhancing Mobile Radiological/Nuclear (R/N) Detection Through Contextual Information

Important Dates:

  • Direct questions to Topic Point of Contact (POC) permitted through December 14, 2023
  • Solicitation released: December 15, 2023
  • Phase I proposals submission: December 15, 2023 – January 17, 2024
  • Questions for public response: January 2, 2024, 11:00 am, MT
  • Q&A Posted on January 10, 2024
  • Deadline for receipt of proposals: January 17, 2024, 11:00 am, MT

More information about the pre-solicitation can be found on the DHS SBIR website. During the pre-solicitation period, small businesses can review topics and ask technical questions regarding the topic areas to the topic’s POC. No further contact is permitted after 3:00 p.m. MT on December 14. Proposals are due by January 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m. MT.

Utah Innovation Center hosts DHS Small Business Opportunities Webinar

To help you prepare for your submission and to learn more about DHS’s opportunities, the Utah Innovation Center is hosting DHS for a webinar on Friday, December 1, from 9 to 10 a.m. Join us to learn more about DHS’s opportunities with special guest speakers:

Registration is free, and the event will include a Q & A session. Register here

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