SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

SBIR/STTR Reauthorization


We are pleased to announce that the SBIR & STTR programs were recently reauthorized through 2022.  The set aside for SBIR will remain at 3.2% and STTR at 0.45%. Previous reauthorizations of the programs were very lengthy and cumbersome.  The set asides as of FY15 from each agency are noted below.


The total budget of the SBIR program is approximately $2.2 billion.  Below is a chart and table of the breakdown of that funding by the 11 participating agencies based on 2015 data.



Agencies with SBIR and STTR Programs Budget
Department of Defense (DOD) $1.070 B
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the national Institutes of Health (NIH) $797.0 M
Department of Energy (DOE), including Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) $206.1 M
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) $180.1 M
National Science Foundation (NSF) $176.0 M
Agencies with SBIR Programs Budget
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) $20.3 M
Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) $17.7 M
Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) $8.4 M
Department of Transportation (DOT) $7.9 M
Department of Education (ED) $7.5 M
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $4.2 M
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