Phase I & Phase II Solicitations
Below are links and information for USDA SBIR Program's Request for Applications (RFA) / Solicitations.
Phase I RFAs are generally released every year in June with due dates in October.
Phase II RFAs are generally released every year in December with due dates in February.
Perspective applicants are encouraged to review the USDA SBIR RFA to gain a better understanding of the SBIR Program. Please note the USDA SBIR RFA’s may be closed, however the RFA’s are still accessible for viewing and planning purposes.
Recorded USDA SBIR Application Webinar Series
This webinar series will provide an overview of the USDA SBIR program including eligibility requirements, tips on navigating Grants.gov, the SBIR application process, developing your idea, and resources for developing a strong proposal. Presented by: Scott Dockum, SBIR Program Coordinator/COR, USDA NIFA
Module One - SBIR Overview - Small Business Innovation Research program? Am I eligible to apply? What’s in it for me? What is the application process? What are the qualities of a strong proposal? Request the SBIR Technical Training Phase I - MODULE ONE Slide Deck.
Module Two - Developing Your Idea - In this webinar we’ll discuss how to develop your idea by identifying the opportunity/problem, a potential solution, and gaining the support of others. Plus, SBIR topic areas, literature review, research design, and determining the commercialization potential of your idea. Request the SBIR Technical Training Phase I - MODULE TWO Slide Deck.
Module Three - Preparing and Submitting Your Proposal - You’ve developed your idea, now what? This webinar will shed light on the grant writing process, preparing your proposal for submission, and the steps for submitting your application. Request the SBIR Technical Training Phase I - MODULE THREE Slide Deck.