June 2020
FIGHT COVID-19:
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES.
The federal government and scientific community have definitely ramped up efforts to combat the Coronavirus Disease (SARS-CoV-2) by offering multiple funding opportunities for small businesses with technology that could help fight the pandemic.

Don't forget the Virtual SBIR Classroom!
This new online training is live, interactive and extremely relevant.
Find out more by contacting us at 734-930-9741 or info@bbcetc.com .
LAUNCH YOUR TECH WITH THE
STARTUP NASA INITIATIVE
The best way to manage your cash flow as a startup?
Hold on to your money. Did you know startup companies
can apply to license NASA technology with no up-front payment? 


TAKE THE TEAM APPROACH TO
DEVELOPING YOUR GRANT PROPOSAL.
SBIR/STTR proposals are usually not developed by one person.
As the saying goes, it takes a village. Depending on the size of your company, you might assign several team members to take responsibility for different sections of the proposal.

WORKING ON AN NIH GRANT APPLICATION?
MAKE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT FORMS.
NIH is transitioning to an updated set of application forms. Find out what you need to know before you apply. ( Hint: Use FORMS-F forms for grant application due dates on or after May 25, 2020 .)
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) CONTRACTS: NEW DATA RIGHTS PROVISIONS FROM DoD.
The Department of Defense (DoD) class deviation addressing SBIR contracts will cause contracts with the new language to provide SBIR Data Rights protection for 20 years from the first award instead of the traditional five years after final award.

Solicitations

Health & Human Services-NIH/CDC/FDA Omnibus
Clinical Trials not allowed:
PA-19-272 PHS 2019-02 SBIR-NIH, CDC, FDA
PA-19-270 PHS 2019-02 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials required:
PA-19-273 PHS 2019-02 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-271 PHS 2019-02 STTR-NIH
Standard close date: Sept. 5

Check  Notices of Special Interest   using search term "COVID" for competitive revision opportunities

Nat'l. Science Foundation
Submission windows:
Mar. 6, 2020 - Jun. 4, 2020
Jun. 5, 2020 - Sep. 3, 2020
Sep. 4, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020
NOTE: See NSF's  Dear Colleague Letter  for special instructions for COVID-19 SBIR/STTR topics.
USDA FY 2021
Proposals due: October 23, 2020

Department of Defense
Pre-Release: May 6, 2020 – June 2, 2020
Announcements Open: June 3, 2020
Announcements Closes: July 2, 2020  

HHS (Health and Human Services)
HHS published  NOT-OD-20-099 indicating that the new PHS 2020 Omnibus Solicitations of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR, R43/44) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR, R41/42)) Grant Applications are scheduled to be published on May 22, 2020.  Modifications to these FOAs will be the inclusion of new and revised research priorities.
 
Standard Due Dates: Sept, 8, 2020, December 7, 2020 and April 5, 2021

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Upcoming Training and Events
For the time being, most training is either canceled or being done virtually. Check the BBCetc Events Calendar for updates.
A bout BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies across the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs. BBCetc services include research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.

Contact us:   www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com