Once you have determined your eligibility for a Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunity, two steps must be completed to successfully submit an application.

Step 1. Complete Required Registrations

Complete the required registrations necessary before a full application can be submitted.

Step 2. Complete and Submit Your Application

Complete your application by providing a letter of intent and submitting your full application at the appropriate times requested by DOE. Once applications have been submitted they undergo several reviews as part of the selection process

If you are applying for an SBIR grant for the first time, especially if you are a minority-owned or women-owned small business, or a small business from an under-represented state, you may be able to receive assistance with completing your Phase I application through DOE’s Phase 0 assistance program. Learn more. 

In addition, the DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Prep site is also available to help teach small businesses how to prepare a proposal in response to the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Learn more. 

Frequently Asked Questions on DOE’s SBIR/STTR Program.