READ INFORMATION ABOUT EACH AGENCY AND ITS RESPONSE TO SBIR/STTR EXTENSION HERE: https://www.sbir.gov/expiration
SBIR/STTR Authorization Update from the Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is writing to notify participants in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that the current Congressional authorization for the programs expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2022 (September 30, 2022). Unless Congress extends the programs’ authorization:
- Federal agencies may be unable to award new contracts and grants using the authorities under the SBIR/STTR programs after September 30, 2022.
- Based on award year and funding agency, program expiration implications may vary.
- SBIR/STTR solicitations may be delayed, cancelled, or rescinded. Current applicants should monitor solicitation postings for updates and follow the guidance provided.
- Current awardees of SBIR/STTR funding agreements should continue to execute their performance under those agreements, unless or until they receive guidance from their funding agencies.
- In the event of program expiration, each agency will provide specific guidance to awardees on or after October 1, 2022. At that time, small businesses are encouraged to follow up with their respective funding agency for further guidance.
SBA continues to monitor the status of reauthorization developments. In the event of an expiration in program authority, SBA will continue to post program-wide updates and guidance as appropriate on SBIR.gov.