Phases 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 Phases and Schedule

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 $256K
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 $1.7M
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

View the broader broad agency announcement (BAA) schedule below.

BAAOpenProposals DueSelections Announced
21.323 Sept. 202122 Oct. 202118 Jan. 2021

Army STTR Phases and Schedule

For the Army STTR Program, traditional Phase I funds are typically a six-month timeframe with awards that are generally up to $173K. Traditional Phase II funds are typically a 24-month timeframe with awards that are generally up to $1.15M. View the upcoming schedule.

BAAOpenProposals DueSelections Announced
Phase II01 Aug. 202130 Aug. 2021 by 8:00 pm Eastern Time30 Nov. 2022
21.C Phase I21 Sept. 202121 Oct. 2021 by 8:00 pm Eastern Time20 Jan. 2022

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

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