NASA Provides $45 Million Boost to U.S. Small Businesses

Small businesses are vital to our missions, helping expand humanity’s presence in space and better life on Earth. We selected 365 small businesses proposals to receive $45 million in support of technology development for NASA missions.

SBIR Phase I selections STTR Phase I selections



If you submitted a proposal for the 2021 Phase I solicitation, you may be eligible to participate in the Innovation Corps training program. I-Corps provides additional funding on top of the Phase I award to help small businesses accelerate their SBIR/STTR technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Learn more about I-Corps 

Watch a video from a past I-Corps recipient


Resources for Small Businesses

Our program is keeping track of several funding resources and opportunities outside of the NASA SBIR/STTR Program that are available to small businesses in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The page is updated periodically with new resources, so we encourage you to check back regularly for updates.

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Success Stories

NASA SBIR/STTR Success Stories

View success stories from small businesses that have participated in the NASA SBIR/STTR program.

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Getting Started: Interactive Participation Guide

New to SBIR or STTR? In the process, but need additional information?

The interactive participation guide helps you navigate through all parts of the SBIR/STTR process

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sbir fy 2021 solicitation

FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Solicitation

Open from November 9, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Selections announced March 18, 2021*

Proposal Submission EHB

*Date subject to change

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Office of Inspector General

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