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NOAA opens its Small Business Innovation Research Funding for 2022

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The US National Oceaninc and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its first round of funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme.

The latest round of funding will go to projects that focus on healthy oceans and climate adaptation and mitigation


NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $150,000 with up to a six-month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research with a tentative award start date of 1 August 2022. NOAA encourages proposals from qualified small businesses for highly innovative technologies with strong commercial potential that fit within the NOAA mission areas.

To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, small businesses must submit a required Letter of Intent via this form by 13 December 2021 at 11:59 pm (ET). In response to submission of the Letter of Intent, the NOAA SBIR programme will provide feedback indicating if an application is likely to be nonresponsive to the NOFO. Instructions for submitting the Letter of Intent are available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Full applications for Phase I must be submitted through by 18 February 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET).

Topics for the NOAA FY 2022 SBIR funding include:

  • Climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Weather-ready nation
  • Healthy oceans
  • Resilient coastal communities and economies