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2021 SBIR/STTR Application Dates

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Important SBIR Dates & Deadlines

When can I apply?

The Department of Defense issues three SBIR and three STTR Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for proposals annually. Each BAA has a pre-release, open, and close period. During the pre-release period the government is not accepting proposals, but small businesses can discuss technical questions directly with the topic authors. Once the BAA is open, direct questions with the topic authors are no longer allowed, but technical questions may be submitted anonymously through the SBIR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS).  All proposals must be submitted prior to the close period.

Department of Defense Releases

Pre-release Opens Closes

DOD:  21.A and 21.1 BAA 

Dec-8-2020 Jan-14-2021 Feb-18-2021
DOD:  21.B and 21.2 BAA  Apr-21-2021 May-9-2021 Jun-17-2021
DOD:  21.C and 21.3 BAA  Aug-25-2021 Sept-23-2021 Oct-22-2021


Airforce Commercial Solutions Openings (CSOs) Pre-release Opens Closes
Air Force CSO X21.1 and 21.1  Dec-8-2020 Jan-14-2021 Feb-18-2021



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