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U.S. DOT’s Small Business Innovation Research Program

U.S. DOT SBIR Fiscal Year 2021 Solicitation is Now Closed

The U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) SBIR Phase I Solicitation closed on March 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm (ET).  

The U.S. DOT is reviewing all offers that meet the solicitation requirements. All offerors will be notified about the status of their offer by email no later than 90 days after the close of the solicitation. 

To be notified when the next solicitation opens, sign up for our email list. 


The U.S. DOT is one of 11 federal agencies that participates in the SBIR program. U.S. DOT's highly competitive SBIR program awards contracts to domestic small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

The U.S. DOT SBIR program favors research that has the potential for commercialization through products and applications sold to the private sector transportation industry, state departments of transportation, U.S. DOT, or other federal agencies.

Small businesses that participate in U.S. DOT’s SBIR program have developed numerous new and innovative technologies that have benefited the department and the public, while providing a basis for growth for small businesses. Over the past five years, the U.S. DOT SBIR program has invested $50 million in qualified small businesses.

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