DoD has several programs to help a business continue foundation development or commercialization of their innovative product.
According to program guidelines, DoD is able to offer up to one additional, sequential Phase II award for continued work on the project. This Phase II sequential submission follows normal funding and period of performance levels.
The DoD Phase II Enhancement Policy, certain service components may award additional Phase II SBIR funding if the company can match the additional SBIR funds with non-SBIR funds from DoD acquisition programs or the private sector. Phase II Enhancements may extend an existing Phase II contract for up to one year and provide up to $537,500 in funds as long as they are matched from non-SBIR funds from either DoD non-SBIR Programs or from an outside investor.
Each of the DoD military departments (Navy, Army, and Air Force) have established Commercialization Readiness Programs (CRP). These programs are to designed to accelerate the transition of SBIR and STTR funded technologies to Phase III, and include activities that enhance the connectivity among SBIR and STTR firms, prime contractors, and DoD science & technology and acquisition communities. As each CRP programs is different between the individual military departments, you will want to find the CRP requirements, eligibility, and implied work plans on those programmatic websites.
Additionally awardees are always encouraged to seek other funding mechanisms to transition their work into a Phase III.
For a full listing of agency resources and NM FAST resources, relevant to an SBIR or STTR submission to DoD, please visit this link: