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FY24.1 SBIR Solicitation Is Now Open

U.S. DOT’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) fiscal year (FY24.1) Phase I solicitation is now open from  February 8, 2024, through March 7, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET. View the solicitation requirements and Phase I solicitation research topics on DOT’s SBIR website or SAM.gov.  

Pre-Offer Webinar 

A pre-offer webinar was held on February 14, 2024, for small businesses interested in applying to the U.S. DOT SBIR fiscal year 2024.1 solicitation. The webinar featured information about the SBIR program, eligibility and requirements, offer preparation, and the evaluation process.  

Watch the recording of the 24.1 pre-offer webinar.

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How to Apply 

  1. Read the FY24.1 solicitation for information about the FY24.1 research topics and offer requirements.   

  1. Review the FY24.1 pre-solicitation Q&A and SBIR FAQs.  

  • Please note: Technical questions pertaining to the research topics will not be answered during the solicitation period, as technical questions were only permitted during the pre-solicitation period. View the pre-solicitation Q&A

      3.  Submit an offer through our secure site.  

  • Please be aware that the submittal process requires answering several questions; be sure to allow ample time to complete the multi-step submittal process. Offers will not be considered received by the Government until this multi-step process is complete. Offerors are encouraged to submit their offers as early as possible. To prepare for submission, you may view the submission form fields in advance.  

 

Offer Requirements 

You must submit four separate files for your offer. See the FY24.1 solicitation document for the complete requirements.   

  1. Technical section (PDF)  

  1. Appendix A: Signature Page and Appendix B: Project Summary (PDF)

  1. Appendix C: Contract Pricing Worksheet (Excel)

  1. Contract Pricing Worksheet Supporting Documentation (PDF)  

Timeline 

The DOT SBIR Program Office intends to make recommendations for FY24.1 Phase I awards no later than 90 days after the solicitation closing date.  

FY24.1 Research Topics  

See Section VIII of the FY24.1 solicitation for full research topic descriptions.  

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  

  • 24-FH1:  Next-Generation Sensing and Communication Technology for Cooperative Driving Automation  

  • 24-FH2:  Carbonated Recycled Concrete Aggregate  

  • 24-FH3:  Low-cost, Rapid Assessment of Bridge Deck Chloride Content in Concrete  

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  

  • 24-FT1:  Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery – Improved Cooling/Heating Management System to Suppress Overheat and Fire  

  • 24-FT2:  Cybersecurity – Mitigation of Cybersecurity Failures  

  • 24-FT3:  The Reduction of Auxiliaries Power Demand on Electric/Battery Operated Transit Buses  

  • 24-FT4:  Reducing Visibility Impairments in Small Transit Vehicles   

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  

  • 24-FM1:  Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Trailer Stability Sensor  

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  

  • 24-FR1:  Portable Special Trackwork Measurement System  

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  

  • 24-NH1: Algorithms for Computer Vision Inside and Outside the Vehicle 

  • 24-NH2:  Device for Automatic Seat Belt Use Detection, Data Collection, and Driver Feedback  

  • 24-NH3:  Evaluating the Performance of Driver Monitoring Systems: Human Surrogate Design  

  • 24-NH4:  Lightweight Universal Docking Interface Geometry (UDIG) Manual Wheelchair Attachment  

  • 24-NH5:  Prehospital Blood Transfusion Systems Improvement: Expanding Access through Innovative Technologies and Tools

  • 24-NH6: Anchor Design for Universal Docking Interface Geometry (UDIG) 

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)  

  • 24-PH1:  Innovative Solutions for Internal Corrosion Control of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines  

  • 24-PH2:  Survivability of Hazardous Materials Placards  

  • 24-PH3:  Non-Destructive Testing of High Pressure Cylinders  

  • 24-PH4:  Rail Car Coupling Monitoring  

  • 24-PH5:  Biodegradable Casting for Fireworks