U.S. DOT SBIR Fiscal Year 2024.1 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Now Released

Dylan DotyUtah Innovation Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its 2024 SBIR Phase I pre-solicitation. The DOT SBIR program solicits proposals from small businesses for the research and development of innovative solutions to the nation’s transportation challenges. 

Important Dates:

  • Pre-Solicitation: Jan. 4 – Feb. 6, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. MT.
  • Opens: February 8, 2024
  • Closes: February 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. MT.


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 

  • 24-FH1:  Next-Generation Sensing and Communication Technology for Cooperative Driving Automation 
  • 24-FH2:  Carbonated Recycled Concrete Aggregate 
  • 24-FH3:  Low-cost, Rapid Assessment of Bridge Deck Chloride Content in Concrete 

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 

  • 24-FT1:  Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery – Improved Cooling/Heating Management System to Suppress Overheat and Fire 
  • 24-FT2:  Cybersecurity – Mitigation of Cybersecurity Failures 
  • 24-FT3:  The Reduction of Auxiliaries Power Demand on Electric/Battery Operated Transit Buses 
  • 24-FT4:  Reducing Visibility Impairments in Small Transit Vehicles  

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 

  • 24-FM1:  Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Trailer Stability Sensor 

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 

  • 24-FR1:  Portable Special Trackwork Measurement System 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 

  • 24-NH1:  Algorithms for Computer Vision Inside and Outside the Vehicle
  • 24-NH2:  Device for Automatic Seat Belt Use Detection, Data Collection, and Driver Feedback 
  • 24-NH3:  Evaluating the Performance of Driver Monitoring Systems: Human Surrogate Design 
  • 24-NH4:  Lightweight Universal Docking Interface Geometry (UDIG) Manual Wheelchair Attachment 
  • 24-NH5:  Prehospital Post-Crash Care Systems Improvement 
  • 24-NH6:  Anchor Design for Universal Docking Interface Geometry (UDIG)

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 

  • 24-PH1:  Innovative Solutions for Internal Corrosion Control of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines 
  • 24-PH2:  Survivability of Hazardous Materials Placards 
  • 24-PH3:  Non-Destructive Testing of High Pressure Cylinders 
  • 24-PH4:  Rail Car Coupling Monitoring 
  • 24-PH5:  Biodegradable Casting for Fireworks 

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