Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.
Hello NASA SBIR/STTR Community,
The NASA SBIR/STTR Program has been closely monitoring the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After careful deliberations, we are providing an additional extension for Phase I proposals. The new deadline is Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT.
While we would like to provide maximum relief during this uncertain time, extending beyond this date will have a consequential impact on the proposal review process and ultimately, the timing of the awards and periods of performance.
Small businesses are the core of our program and we remain committed in our mission and vision to empower small businesses to deliver technological innovation that contributes to NASA’s missions, provides societal benefit, and grows the U.S. economy.
Given the domino effect, we carefully selected an extension period that allows our awardees to receive funding in a timely manner. We anticipate award announcements to be made in early July 2020. Given this 4-week extension, funding will be delayed, but we will make every effort to provide funding in the current fiscal year.
We encourage you to keep abreast of the latest updates on our website. Specific details about this extension and ongoing updates can be found on https://sbir.nasa.gov/content/covid-19-impact-nasa-sbirsttr-program.
Updated Solicitation: Please note that the technical details of the solicitation remain the same, but this administrative update has been made and can be found on sbir.nasa.gov/solicitations or on https://beta.sam.gov/opp/f5d8867b0aeb49548e406eece3e93866/view .
Small Business Administration: SBA has a dedicated page with guidance and resources for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic – https://sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
NASA Administrator Statement: The agency response to Coronavirus – https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/march-19-administrator-statement-on-agency-response-to-coronavirus
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