The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) FY22 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity is now open. NOAA invites qualified small businesses to submit proposals for research and development of highly innovative technologies that have strong commercial potential and fit within the NOAA mission areas. 

Topics for this year’s solicitation include:

  • Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Weather-Ready Nation
  • Healthy Oceans
  • Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies

NOAA’s SBIR Program will hold an informational webinar on Thursday, November 18th at 12:00 pm (MT), which will include an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Please register for the webinar HERE

To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, small businesses must submit a required Letter of Intent via this form by December 13, 2021. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six (6) month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research with a tentative award start date of August 1, 2022. 

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.

For more information, visit the NOAA SBIR website or contact us via email at noaa.sbir@noaa.gov.