Under SBIR Program Policy Directive, agencies are permitted to issue one additional sequential Phase II award to supplement or extend the work of an initial Phase II award. These awards are referred to as Phase IIB awards and can be awarded for a period up to 24 months, typically not exceeding the amount of the previous Phase II award. A small business may receive no more than two SBIR Phase II awards (the initial Phase II award and a sequential Phase IIB award) for the same R/R&D project, and the awards must be made sequentially. SBIR Awardees must be invited by the U.S. DOT to submit Phase IIB proposals. The same requirements for a Phase II proposal apply when submitting a Phase IIB proposal.
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 DOT, please visit this link: