February 2022
If your innovation has defense implications, you need CMMC 2.0
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is a set of cyber protection standards designed to protect sensitive unclassified information shared by the DOD with contractors and subcontractors.
All government agencies are
transitioning from DUNS to UEI
The federal government will transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to identify federal contractors and award recipients on April 4, 2022. If you are a new company that has not registered in SAM you will need a DUNS number for registration up to April 3, 2022. On and after April 4, 2022 a DUNS is no longer required for registration, instead companies will request a UEI during the SAM registration process. BBCetc will keep you up to date as we find out more.
Important NSF changes for FY22
FY22 Solicitations for the National Science Foundation (NSF) have been released and there are a number of important changes from FY21. SBIR and STTR solicitations are now combined under NSF 22-551 and there are now three submission windows with due dates of March 3, June 30 and October 26. Find out more about what you need to know.
BBCetc Training for February
NSF Proposal Preparation
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Live Virtual Workshop

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research that has led to breakthroughs and new discoveries that help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Join our live Virtual SBIR Classroom for an Interactive half-day overview of how you can take full advantage of the NSF grant program.
Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Grants
February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Live Virtual Workshop

Commercialization plans can be a key differentiator in developing a successful SBIR/STTR proposal. This session will review requirements and guide you as to where to start, what to include, and how to show your idea in the best light. We’ll review Agency expectations for commercialization plans in your Phase I & II projects, where to find cost-effective market research, what to include in your proposal and much more.
From the Sources’ Mouth - February
National Institutes
of Health (NIH)
February 17, 2022
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm EST
FREE live workshop

Don’t miss this 1-hour webinar to learn directly from Robert Vinson, NIH SEED Small Business Program Manager, Office of Extramural Research. The National Institutes of Health SEED office's mission is to accelerate the conversion of scientific discoveries into healthcare solutions.
Consider non-SBIR
small business funding from DOD
Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) pre-announcements for DOD programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for:
Autism Research Program Research
Lung Cancer Research
Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research
A pre-application must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. Information and instructions can be found on the Grants.gov website.
Do you qualify for
supplemental funding from NIH?
If you already have an active National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR award you are eligible to apply for supplemental funding that can help pay for additional costs that are within the scope of the original award. Here are two current opportunities:

Administrative Support to meet increased costs that were unforeseen when the original grant application was submitted.
Diversity Support to enhance diversity of the research workforce allowing you to recruit students, post-doctorates and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds.
SBIR/STTR funding opportunities
About 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