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Current S&T Funding Opportunities

Current S&T Funding Opportunities

Open Opportunities

  • DHS SBIR 22.1 Pre-Solicitation: The DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program released 11 topics for the new 22.1 Pre-solicitation. During this period, small businesses can review topics and ask clarifying technical questions regarding the topic requirements. Full topic descriptions for the titles listed below can be viewed at SAM.gov. Technical questions should be directed to the technical point of contact for each topic, listed in the 22.1 SBIR Topic Areas document. Small businesses have until 5:00 p.m. ET on December 14, 2021 to submit their questions.Join our Deconstructing SBIR: What's New in 2022! webinar on December 1, 2021 to learn more. 
  • SVIP Human Performance and Resiliency: DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) issued a new topic call for technologies and methods for personnel resilience, wellness promotion, and personnel tools to identify and resolve issues before reaching crisis levels. A virtual Industry Day will be held on November 10, 2021, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am PT / 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm ET. Visit the S&T Events page to register and learn more about the solicitation. The first application deadline is January 13, 2022 @ 12 noon PT.
  • The Homeland Security Startup Studio (HSSS22) is an innovative program aimed at commercializing federally funded breakthrough technologies to support homeland security missions. The HSSS22 cohort is currently recruiting entrepreneurs to explore forming startups around federally funded, innovative technologies and accelerate them for commercial application over 20 week. Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the program no later than January 15, 2022.
  • The Cooling Solutions Challenge is a $195,000 prize competition seeking innovative climate-friendly cooling solutions for the public and first responders in an extreme heat event or disaster. Relative to current cooling solutions, these new designs should be eco-friendly and energy efficient, while being cost effective, scalable, durable, and allowing for alternate power sources. Submissions will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. ET on December 7, 2021.
  • The Long Range Broad Agency Announcements (LRBAA) is a standing, open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address the high-priority needs of DHS Components. DHS S&T's annual announcement of the LRBAA calls out 22 topics, including eleven new topics, two updated topics, and nine enduring topics. View open topics on the BAA portal

Innovation Funding Programs

S&T’s innovation funding programs often have open solicitations that incentivize industry to help solve critical homeland security challenges. Visit our Funding Innovation page or go directly to the program pages to learn more about processes, eligibility, timelines, and how to apply.

Traditional Acquisition Mechanisms

A number of resources provide access to open acquisition opportunities through https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ including acquisitions specific to DHS. In addition, the Government Acquisition & Grants Portal helps more than 100,000 vendors and grant applicants, find, respond to and win opportunities for contracts, grants, and other types of assistance funding.

Search for grant opportunities on Grants.gov.

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