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The links for these BAAs are the same as previous BAAs:

Participating DoD Components:

  • Department of Army (Army)
  • Department of Navy (Navy)
  • Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense – Joint Service Small Arms Program (OSD – JSSAP)
  • Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)
  • United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM


The DoD SBIR FY2022.4 Annual BAA is structured to allow participating DoD Components to advertise SBIR topics throughout the course of the fiscal year, outside of the three pre-determined BAA cycles. To be notified of SBIR opportunities released under this BAA and to receive e-mail updates on the DoD SBIR and STTR Programs, it is highly encouraged that small business firms subscribe to the DoD SBIR/STTR Listserv by visiting;and clicking “DSIP Listserv” located under Quick Links.

In addition to the instructions provided in this BAA, each topic release will be accompanied by Component-specific proposal submission instructions, which will detail requirements such as proposal content, formatting, structure, budget/duration and proposal submission deadlines. Only proposals submitted in response to an active topic under this BAA will be evaluated. 

This BAA and the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP) sites are designed to reduce the time and cost required to prepare a formal proposal. DSIP is the official portal for DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission. Proposers are required to submit proposals via DSIP; proposals submitted by any other means will be disregarded. Proposers submitting through this site for the first time will be asked to register. Firms are required to register for a account and link it to their DSIP account. See section 4.14 for more information regarding registration.

The Small Business Administration (SBA), through its SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, purposely departs from normal Government solicitation formats and requirements, thus authorizing agencies to simplify the SBIR/STTR award process and minimize the regulatory burden on small business. Therefore, consistent with the SBA SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, the Department of Defense is soliciting proposals as a Broad Agency Announcement.

Classified proposals will not be accepted under the DoD SBIR Program.

Questions: Visit the Learning & Support section of DSIP at for DoD SBIR or STTR program-related information. Email the DSIP Help Desk at only for assistance with using DSIP. Questions regarding DSIP may be emailed to the DSIP Help Desk and will be addressed in the order received during normal operating hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET). See section 4.13 for information on where to direct other BAA and topic-related questions.


The objectives of the DoD SBIR/STTR programs include stimulating technological innovation, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results. The DOD and its components are focused on technological solutions to support the warfighter and national security needs.  The DOD’s SBIR/STTR budget is about ~$1.8B each fiscal year. The budgets, funding levels, and processes vary among the DOD components (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, DARPA, etc.) including a wide range of targeted topics based on mission requirements.  The DOD seeks small high technology firms with the R&D capabilities, internal and external, to deliver a technologically advanced solution for their expressed need.  It is vitally important to understand this landscape before investing time and money to seek funding.

Cohort curriculum includes a discussion on these topics and more:

  • Prerequisite Requirement:
  • Program Description
  • Broad Agency Announcement Analysis
  • Cost accounting/Budgeting
  • Proposal Requirements
  • Market Opportunity
  • Phase I Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Enhancement
  • Commercialization Readiness Program
  • Contractual Requirements