Blog | Federal Investment
March 22, 2023
Last Updated February 28, 2023
The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), known as “America’s Seed Fund,” provides nondilutive grants to small businesses to help them develop and commercialize technology innovations. The Department of Energy’s most recent solicitation closed on February 23, 2023.
The Clean Energy Business Network is a nationwide nonprofit that serves as the small business voice for the clean energy economy. Our team is working with the Department of Energy and Small Business Administration to help ensure that federal grant dollars for clean energy technology innovation and economic growth reach a more representative range of the U.S. population. We want to make sure every eligible applicant knows about these funding opportunities and receives the support needed to successfully compete for these funds. Learn more below or view event recordings on the FY2023 solicitation.
FY23 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Timeline:
FY23 Phase I Release 2 Information:
The Department of Energy is offering $14.5 million through the Water Power Projects: Innovative Technologies to Enable Low Impact Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Growth in three topic areas. The first two topic areas will target innovative solutions to retrofit non-powered dams with hydropower and develop pumped storage hydro technologies. The third topic is for Emerging Research Institutions, particularly those supporting disadvantaged and/or underserved communities, such as HBCUs or MSIs. Brief concept papers are due Dec. 1, 2022, and full applications are due March 5, 2023.