Under the SBIR program, DHS has a Phase II Enhancement Program that offers a cost match feature to secure additional funding. In order to be considered for DHS SBIR cost
match, an outside investor or investors must commit a minimum of $100,000 to the continued development of the project. DHS will, at its discretion and subject to availability of funds, match up to 50% of funds received, for a maximum DHS SBIR contribution of $250,000. The additional work proposed for the Cost Match feature should be an expansion of the technical work being performed in the Phase II project and must fall within the general scope of the present Phase II project.
For more information about Cost Match visit https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov.
However, 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 submission to DHS, please visit this link: