SBIR Winter 2024 Funding Opportunity

Last Updated March 15, 2024

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 SBIR/STTR FY24 Phase II solicitation period closed on March 12, 2024 and award notifications are anticipated around June 10, 2024.

The Clean Energy Business Network is a nationwide nonprofit that serves as the small business voice for the clean energy economy. Our team served a Power Connector on this funding opportunity to help reach new applicants and provide resources and support.

DOE releases SBIR/STTR solicitations twice per year. Learn more below about the FY24 Phase II solicitation, and visit this post to read about SBIR/STTR programs more broadly across all federal agencies, including timelines, topics, technical assistance, and how to apply.


FY24 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Timeline:

    • November 6, 2023: Topics Released
    • January 18, 2024:  Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Released
    • February 2, 2024: Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline
    • February 22, 2024: Non-Responsiveness Feedback Provided
    • March 12, 2024: Full Application Deadline
    • June 10, 2024: Award Notification


  • If you’re contemplating applying for this or other federal programs in the future, take a few moments to complete a free registration now with SAM, and PAMS to ensure you’re eligible to submit.

    Past Events

  • November 14 – DOE Webinar for Topics: 1, 10-9 & 23-28 – Recording and Slides
  • November 15 – DOE Webinar for Topics : 11-22 – Recording and Slides
  • November 16 – DOE Webinar for Topics: 2-8 & 29-30 – Recording and Slides
  • December 20 – CEBN “Work and Learn” Session: Preparing your LOI – Recording and Slides
  • February 6 & 7 – OpenSeas Lean Start-Up Orientation – Recording
  • February 13 & 14 – OpenSeas Creating and Estimating Value – Recording
  • February 23 – OpenSeas Outreach to Industry and Stakeholders – Recording
  • February 27 & 28 – OpenSeas Commercialization & Funding – Recording
  • March 4 – Mastering the SBIR Phase 1 Application Process on your First Try (ADL Ventures) – Recording
  • March 6 – Start-up Essentials in the Marine Industry (ADL Ventures) – Recording


FY24 Phase I Release 2 Information:


  • The SBIR Partnering Platform facilitates partnering between DOE small business applicants and awardees (innovators) and various industry stakeholders (i.e., investors, service providers, utilities, etc.) in their representative ecosystems (partners).
  • The Partnering Resources page for the DOE SBIR program also has resources and contacts broken up by needs: manufacturing, engineering design, test/certification, and commercialization services.

Technical Assistance: