New Dept. of Homeland Security SBIR Funding Topics for R&D

Aaron McElweeUtah Innovation Center

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has released the DHS 22.1 Pre-solicitation notification, 70RSAT22R00000005P. The DHS 22.1 Solicitation is anticipated for release on December 14, 2021 with a submission deadline of January 19, 2022.

During the pre-solicitation period, which ends December 14 at 3 p.m. MT, potential offerors have the opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact (POC) via email.  Please refer to the pre-solicitation to find the specific POC for each topic. (You can also contact the SBIR Program Office at with any programmatic or process questions.) The pre-solicitation includes 11 topic descriptions outlining the technical areas for which DHS anticipates topics in the 22.1 Solicitation:

  • DHS221-001 – Automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) Distress Alerts and Monitoring
  • DHS221-002 – Rapidly deployable countermeasures at protected perimeters and structures
  • DHS221-003 – Non-Invasive and Real-time Detection of Counterfeit Microelectronics
  • DHS221-004 – Broadband Push-to-Talk Interoperability Platform
  • DHS221-005 – A Step Towards Agent Agnostic Detection of Biological Hazards
  • DHS221-006 – Streamlined Airport Checkpoint Screening for Limited Mobility Passengers
  • DHS221-007 – Mass Fatality Tracking System (MFTS)
  • DHS221-008 – Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRDs)
  • DHS221-009 – Field Forward Diagnostics for Select Agent List Toxins
  • DHS221-010 – Wearable Detector for Aerosolized Chemical Threats
  • DHS221-011 – From Port-Side to Pen-Side: Low Cost Detection/Diagnostics for High-Consequence Transboundary or Nationally Reportable Animal Diseases, Particularly Those with Zoonotic Propensity

Information on the pre-solicitation and research topic descriptions are available on the Federal Contract Opportunities website on Pre-solicitation information is also posted on the DHS SBIR Program Portal at

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