COVID-19 Impact to NASA SBIR/STTR Program

March 20, 2020 at 05:54 pm ET 

  • 2020 SBIR/STTR Phase I: The NASA SBIR/STTR Program has been closely monitoring the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After careful deliberations, we are providing an additional extension for Phase I proposals. The new deadline is Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5 pm ET.
  • Due to this 4-week extension, we anticipate award announcements to be made in early July 2020, and funding will be delayed, but we will make every effort to provide funding in the current fiscal year.

March 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm ET

 

March 16, 2020 at 07:15 pm ET

  • 2020 SBIR/STTR Phase I: The proposal due date has been extended to Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5 pm ET to give small businesses and research institutions additional time to complete their submissions.
  • For SBIR: You may still submit your proposal package if you are unable to provide your letter(s) of commitment from subcontractors and consultants by March 23, 2020. However, those letters must be received by NASA no later than 5 pm ET on April 3, 2020.
    • If you are unable to provide letters of commitment prior to the submission deadline due to COVID-19, in the Proposal Budget Form in the EHB, use the “No” option to the question regarding the letter of commitment and provide any related information in the text box.
  • For STTR: You may still submit your proposal package if you are unable to provide Research Agreements or Research Institution budgets by March 23, 2020. However, all final documents and endorsements must be received by NASA no later than 5 pm ET on April 3, 2020.
    • If you are unable to provide these documents prior to the submission deadline due to COVID-19, in the Research Agreement Form in the EHB, use the “Use custom agreement” option to provide any related information in the text box and click submit to complete the Research Agreement; and
    • In lieu of an endorsement from the Research Institution, the Proposal Owner (i.e., the user who started the proposal within the EHB submissions module) should endorse provisionally on behalf of the Research Institution.

March 16, 2020 at 07:15 pm ET