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News Release: DHS Opens Small Business Innovation Research Solicitation for Proposal Submissions

News Release: DHS Opens Small Business Innovation Research Solicitation for Proposal Submissions

Release Date: 
December 21, 2021

S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 22.1 Solicitation is now open for U.S. small businesses to submit research proposals for a broad range of 11 homeland security technology needs.

“A strength of the DHS SBIR program is that each year we can partner with innovative small businesses from diverse backgrounds that specialize in a variety of technological interests that can help DHS execute its mission,” said Dusty Lang, director, DHS SBIR Program. “I encourage all small businesses, including those that do not have prior DHS or federal government contract experience, to consider submitting proposals for this year’s topics to help expand the Homeland Security Enterprise market and capabilities.”

During the solicitation period, DHS will accept proposals for topics until 1:00 p.m. ET on January 19, 2022. Interested small businesses must submit proposals through the online proposal submission system at

The solicitation is published at and details the following topics and descriptions:

  • DHS221-001 - Automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) Distress Alerts and Monitoring
  • DHS221-002 - Rapidly deployable countermeasures at protected perimeters and structures
  • DHS221-003 - Non-Invasive and Real-time Detection of Counterfeit Microelectronics
  • DHS221-004 - Broadband Push-to-Talk Interoperability Platform
  • DHS221-005 - A Step Towards Agent Agnostic Detection of Biological Hazards
  • DHS221-006 - Streamlined Airport Checkpoint Screening for Limited Mobility Passengers
  • DHS221-007 - Mass Fatality Tracking System (MFTS)
  • DHS221-008 - Next Generation High-Performance, Low Cost, Semiconductor-Based Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRDs)
  • DHS221-009 - Field Forward Detection Platform for High Consequence Toxins
  • DHS221-010 - Person Worn Detector for Aerosolized Chemical Threats
  • DHS221-011 - From Port-Side to Pen-Side: Low-Cost Detection/Diagnostics for High-Consequence Transboundary or Nationally Reportable Animal Diseases, Particularly Those with Zoonotic Propensity

The DHS SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program that encourages innovative and creative U.S. small businesses to participate in federal research and development projects, as well as private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.

For more information about the DHS SBIR program, the Deconstructing SBIR webinar series offers a snapshot and highlights opportunities for small businesses to work with DHS. Join the mailing list to keep up to date on the latest news at:


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