NEW Earlier Deadline: Dept. of Energy R&D Funding Opportunity for SBIR/STTR

Aaron McElweeUtah Innovation Center

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2022 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002555) for the SBIR and STTR Programs. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

The following DOE program offices are participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

Cyber Security, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NNSA)
Electricity (OE)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
High Energy Physics (HEP)
Nuclear Energy (NE)
Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Topics

The FOA (DE-FOA-0002555) is now available at Download the FOA Instructions and the Application Package by keying in DE-FOA-0002555 under FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER.

The Topics for Release 2 are available here.

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent: To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, you must first submit a Letter of Intent to the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). Letters of Intent must be submitted by Monday, January 3, 2022 3:00 pm MT. View our online tutorial and instructions for assistance in preparing your letter of intent.
  • Grant Applications: All Phase I applications must be submitted through the web portal to be considered for award. Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must be successfully submitted by Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:59 pm MT. Please visit our applicant resource page and our SBIR online learning site for assistance in preparing your application.

Important Reminders

  • First-time applicants to DOE SBIR/STTR: DOE offers a free Phase 0 application assistance program to a limited number of first-time DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I applicants. Review your eligibility and apply here.
  • First-time applicants to There are a number of registrations you must complete prior to submitting your application. It is recommended that you start this process at least 6 weeks in advance of submitting your application. View our online tutorial to learn how to complete these registrations.
  • Previously registered applicants with Please note you must update your SAM registration each year. If you have any questions about the SAM process, please contact the Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726. Each year DOE administratively declines applications that were submitted late because the SAM registration was not updated prior to the DOE application submission deadline. Please update your SAM registration TODAY!

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Innovation Center at Ask about our Task List specific to this funding opportunity.