Schedule and


The Army releases topics a little differently, infusing both predictability and flexibility for Army and small business needs. See the schedule of dates and learn more below.

Army SBIR Schedule and Phases

To respond to critical Army needs as they arise, ASA(ALT) – the Army’s Chief Scientist – releases SBIR topics on a rolling basis on an always-open Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which maximizes the initial cash-flow for companies while minimizing the time to contract.

The AFC SBIR and STTR Programs develop a set of research topics that represent the Army’s current and anticipated war-fighting technology needs and release topics during three specific solicitation periods throughout the fiscal year.

Phase I Awards

ASA(ALT) Phase IThree to six monthsUp to $250K
AFC Phase ISix monthsUp to $111.5K (base) + $56K option if selected for a Phase II

Phase II Awards

ASA(ALT) Phase II18 to 24 monthsUp to $2M
AFC Phase II24 monthsUp to $1.1M + optional $550K for companies selected for a Phase II enhancement based on project performance, government need, and transition partner support

To learn more about Phase III awards, click here.

Army STTR Schedule and Phases

For the Army STTR Program, traditional Phase I funds are typically a six-month timeframe with awards that are up to $204K. Army STTR Phase II contrats are typically a 24-month timeframe with awards up to $1.36M. View the upcoming schedule.

BAAOpenProposals DueSelections Announced
24.B Phase I15 May 202412 June 2024 by 8:00 pm Eastern Time12 Sept. 2024
2024(B) Phase II31 July 202429 August 2024 by 8:00 pm Eastern Time29 Nov. 2024

Visit the Open Topics page, to view the full list of topics

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