CAP projects are DHS S&T collaborations with another federally affiliated entity to adapt existing innovations from previously developed federally funded science and technology investments. CAP funds the maturation, prototyping, testing and evaluation (T&E), enables partnerships with private industry, and accelerates the wider utilization of federally funded innovations.
CAP is seeking proposals from eligible applicants with federally funded technologies of at least technology readiness level (TRL) 3, have an existing proof of concept or prototype, and pertain to Section 4. Relevant Technology Topic Areas that will enhance the operational capabilities of DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). This funding opportunity is not a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based solicitation.
The DHS mission is broad ranging and requires solutions covering a wide array of operating environments. Proposed technologies must be relevant to the broad DHS mission and HSE needs that include the following topic areas:
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Biometrics and Identity
Chem/Bio Detection, Preparation & Security
Community and Infrastructure Resilience
Communications (Voice, Video, and Data)
Explosives Threat Assessment
First Responder Capabilities
Forensics and Criminal Investigations
Land Border Security
Modeling & Simulation
Sensors & Platforms
Soft Target Crowded Places Security
Other HSE-relevant technology area
The budget for the CAP Call for Proposals is up to $1,125,000. The anticipated award is a minimum of $25,000 and up to $225,000 with a period of performance of up to twenty-four (24) consecutive months. Anticipated awards are subject to the availability of funds.
The proposal submission due date is March 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.