Topics Released for Dept. of Defense Broad Agency Announcement of SBIR/STTR Funding

Pete CodellaUtah Innovation Center

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs):


  • August 25, 2021: Pre-release begins
  • September 21, 2021: BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • October 7, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 10:00 a.m. MT
  • October 21, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be certified and submitted in DSIP no later than 10:00 a.m. MT

The instructions and topics for these BAAs are available on DSIP at and at

These BAAs include updated requirements and documents which can be found in section 5.0 of the 21.3 SBIR and 21.C STTR BAAs with relevant attachments found in both BAAs.

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

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 at through October 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. MT, but will remain active to view questions and answers related to the topics until the BAA close.

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:

Help Desk

Email the DSIP Help Desk at for assistance with using DSIP. Questions regarding DSIP can be emailed to the DSIP Help Desk 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).

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.