Funding

Global Biodefense works diligently to highlight funding activities of interest to our audience. Check HERE for the latest coverage. We additionally offer this Funding Resource Page as a collection of links of value. Please contact us to submit helpful additions.

While most U.S. federal procurement and grant opportunities appear in FedBizOpps or Grants.gov, and similar counterparts across other national governments, we recommend industry and academia also pay attention to resources available at individual organization websites relevant to your products, services or research areas of interest. Resources may include items such as announcements on budget forecasts or releases, planned solicitations, and archival information that reveals funding and research trends.

Acquisition.gov

This U.S. site is a good resource for proposal writing teams. There is a comprehensive collection of resources to help understand the acquisition world and links in the Business Opportunities and Procurement Forecast selections take users directly to the agency posting activities.

ACQWeb – OUSD for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics

ACQWeb provides defense acquisition community resources to the government and public. Site resources include Veterans Doing business with the DoD, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) and Marketing to the DoD – The Basics.

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contains a searchable database of grants funded by AHRQ and working papers here. Note that these AHRQ Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs) are also posted at the NIH OER site.

AFRL – U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

For chemical and biological defense related technology thrusts, also see the AFRL Human Effectiveness Directorate here. A fact sheet on a variety of AFRL business opportunities is available here.

APHL – American Public Health Association

Link is to the APHL Resource Guide: Federal Assistance Programs for Terrorism Preparedness which overviews training, exercise support and funding assistance available to public health, first responder, hazmat and law enforcement organizations.

ASTMH – American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Site has a limited amount of opportunties and resources listed for fellowships and funding sponsorship.

Australian Government Business Central

This is the primary resource for understanding and finding business opportunties with government agencies in Australia.  The Australian Government Tender System AusTender can be found here. Once registered, you can receive electronic notifications on opportunities.

BARDA – Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, BARDA provides funding for development and purchase of necessary vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies. View a list of contracting actions here.

BIDS CTTSO – Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

The Broad Agency Announcement Information Delivery System (BIDS) advertises CTTSO requirements annually (1 March) at this site and on FedBizOpps. The Submitter Resources area showcases help with the submisison process. The Teaming and Partnership Forum is designed to help vendors find each other and form business relationships that foster technical advancement. The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (ABPI) is announced every February.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grant programs include the Global Health Program to encourage the development of lifesaving medical advances in areas such as vaccines, pneumonia and flu, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected or emerging diseases, and water safety. The Grants page includes current opportunities and a searchable database of awarded grants.

CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. Most opportunities are for academic entities and are limited to Canadian institutions. Access a useful guide to CIHR Grants and Awards here.

CCC – Canadian Commercial Corporation

The CCC is a federal Crown corporation mandated to promote and facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly within government markets. The Corporation’s two business lines are structured to support Canadian companies contracting into the defense sector, primarily with the United States, and Canadian exporters contracting into emerging and developing country markets.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) contains detailed program descriptions for over 2,000 U.S. Federal assistance programs available to government entities, academia and industry.

CBRN Small Projects Acquisition (C-SPA) Equipment Database

Also known as the JPM-CM COTS database, this is a repository of information on commercial chemical, biological, radiological, decontamination, sampling, and detection systems designed for protection against various CBRN agents. Information inputted into the database by vendors is only accessible to authorized government personnel. It is used extensively for decision making and analysis in support of the modernization of equipment within the DoD and other Government Agencies as required.

CounterACT – Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats

The CounterACT program is a translational research program supporting basic, translational, and clinical research aimed at the discovery and/or identification of better therapeutic medical countermeasures and/or diagnostic technologies against chemical threat agents, and facilitates their movement through the regulatory process in collaboration with other federal departments and agencies, such as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The program includes a comprehensive network of Research Centers of Excellence, individual co-operative research projects, small business innovation research grants, contracts, and interagency agreements with the Department of Defense. 

CDC Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities

These opportunities are limited to members of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). CDC grants open to others in academia and industries are available at Grants.gov

COS – Community of Science, Inc.

Database of research funding opportunities by private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more. Monies are available for work in all disciplines including physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities. There is a cost charged for some levels of access.

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA is the central research and development organization for DoD. It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions. Information on DARPA’s Grants and Cooperative Agreements are available here. Access information DARPA’s biological warfare defense thrust areas here.

DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

The DFG, or German Research Foundation, is the central self-governing research funding organization that promotes science and humanities research at universities and other publicly financed institutions in Germany.

DHS CBD S&T – DHS Chemical and Biological Defense

The Department of Homeland Security Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology program offers information on contracts and grants, budget and performance, and small business initiatives. S&T Activities and Projects details are available here.

DLA – Defense Logistics Agency

Provides information on DLA Small Business Programs, instructions and link to the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) here,  a searchable directory of Commercial and Government Entity codes (CAGE) here, and a wide number of other resources on acquisition policies and systems.

DoD OSBP – Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs

Site provides an information portal for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. Includes resources for learning how to create and submit a proposal and receive R&D funding for innovative ideas that support DoD requirements.

DoD Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF)

DoD RIF facilitates the rapid insertion of innovative technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs. Goals for the RIF are to rapidly transition innovative technology from small businesses (including SBIR Phase II projects) or DoD-reimbursed Independent Research and Development (IR&D) into existing Acquisition Categories or defense acquistion programs.

DOE – Department of Energy

The DOE Small Business 101 resource provides regulatory, business and financial information assistance for doing business with the DOE.

DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency

DTRA solicits proposals for its requirements through FedBizOpps and the DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program, available here. Current solicitations are also posted as a convenience on the DTRA home page, as well as a listing of past contract actions and associated Justifications and Approvals.

DVA – Department of Veteran Affairs

Small Business Opportunities and Current Acquisitions are available on this site. Most actions are also posted on FedBizOpps.

ECBC – Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological defense. Opportunities range from basic and applied research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment and field operations. Link takes you directly to ECBC specific solicitations.

FedBid.com

FedBid is a commercial procurement services online marketplace which holds major contracts with the U.S. federal government procurement functions to include DOS, DOJ, DOE, VA, DHS, and GSA. The system interfaces with FedBizOpps (FBO) and is a necessity for those selling products and services to the government. Users can create an online profile and monitor opportunties and respond to Requests for Quotes online.

Federal Procurement Data System

Find information on awarded contracts by searching for procurements across all government agencies.The site provides the public with access to information on government acquisitions and may help businesses anticipate an agency’s future needs based on the types of goods and services the agency has procured in the past.

FedBizOpps – Federal Business Opportunties

FedBizOpps, or FBO, is the single government point-of-entry for Federal procurement opportunties over $25,000 USD. Broad Agency Announcements are all posted to FedBizOpps. Businesses and individuals may set up notification emails tailored to areas of interest.

Fort Detrick Business Development Office

Fort Detrick is home to the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to name a few. In addition to the primary link above, and Advanced Acquisition Forecast (AAF) is available here.

Grants.gov

Most comprehensive access point for U.S. Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically search and apply for Federal grants from over 1000 grant programs.

GSA eBuy

eBuy is an electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) system designed to allow government buyers to request information, find sources, and prepare RFQs/RFPs, online for services and products offered through GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and GSA Technology Contracts.  If your company products are not on federal schedule, you can still use this information for market research.

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HHS funding opportunities are posted on Grants.gov.  However, this HHS site offers a Grants Forecast which is a database of planned grant opportunties proposed by its agencies, such as the CDC, FDA, NIH and NCI.  Each forecast record contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels for grants that the agency intends to award during the fiscal year.  Forecast opportunties are subject to change based on enactment of congressional appropriations.

JPM-TMT Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies

JPM-TMT operates under the U.S. DoD Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) and works to expedite development and manufacture of innovative medical countermeasures against biological warfare agents and emerging infectious diseases. JPM-TMT Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are also posted on FedBizOpps here.

Marine Corps Systems Command

The “Doing business with SYSCOM” resource outlines methods to pursue business opportunities with the Marine Corps.

NSRDEC Natick Soldier RD&E Center

The U.S. Army NSRDEC offers links to their current Broad Agency Announcements, available technologies for licensing, guidelines on partnering with NSRDEC, and information on their testing facilities and equipment.

NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program

SPS offers grants to scientists in NATO, Partner, and Mediterranean Dialogue countries to collaborate on priority research topics. Grants offer support for applied research and development projects to cover project-related costs such as scientific equipment, computers, software, travel and training of project personnel and project-specific consumables.

NECO – Navy Electronic Commerce Online

NECO allows users to search a Navy database which contains current procurement transactions such as Request for Quotations (RFQs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) as well as amendments and cancellation notices.

NIH OER – National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research

This US Department of Health and Human Services website is one of the most important for those seeking funding for biomedical research.

NIH Fogarty International Center

Fogarty International Center is the international component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Foreign researchers and institutions should access the Foreign Grants section here. The site also maintains a directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities which includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research available here.

NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In addition to posting opportunties and announcements at this site, there are special sections such as International Awards, Small Business Opportuntities, and High-Priority Research Areas. NIAID also offers useful training and advice on the funding process via their Newsletter and Blog.

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

Most contracting opportunties with NIST are posted on FedBizOpps. There is additional information available at the NIST site for Budget, Planning and Economic Studies here.

NSWCDD – Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Site contains information on doing business with NSWC via grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions. Major contract opportunities are posted on FBO www.fbo.gov and NECO https://www.neco.navy.mil/

ONR – Office of Naval Research

Contracting and Grant opportunties as well as various support documents and contacts are available at the ONR website.

OUSD(C) – Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller

This site is for overarching information on the U.S. Department of Defense budget including budget requests by fiscal year, budget details per weapon system or operational area, justification materials, and performance measures.

RWJF – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation provides approximately $300M in annual grants for projects that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

SBA – Small Business Administration

Site includes search area for businesses to find loans, grants and financing, as well as many other small business resources.

TED – Tenders Electronic Daily

TED is the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, dedicated to European public procurement. It is updated five times a week with approximately 1500 public procurement notices from the European Union and the European Economic Area.

USAID – US Agency for International Development

The USAID Business site provides information on contract and grant opportunties and special partnership programs. Contracts are awarded primarily for technical assistance but also for commodities and equipment. Grants are awarded for a variety of both recurrring and unique non-recurring programs as part of U.S. foreign assistance efforts.

USAMRAA – US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Both the primary link above and the link to the USAMRAA Office of Small Business Programs here contain useful information on research funding priorities and opportunities.

USAMRMC – U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

The USAMRMC Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA), otherwise known as the Technology Transfer Office, coordinates all intellectual property licensing on behalf USAMRMC’s subordinate laboratories. The ORTA office at each subordinate laboratory coordinates Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Interagency Agreements (IAAs), and Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs).

US Army Research Lab (ARL) and Army Research Office (ARO)

Link takes you directly to the ARL funding opportunties page which lists open BAAs (also posted on FedBizOpps), technology areas of interest, various terms and conditions references, and an archive of past awards. A section for ARL Small Businesses Opportunties is accessible here. Information and contacts for the US Army Research Office (ARO) Small Business Opportunties are here.

USAspending.gov

Not for seeking new opportunties, but excellent for market research. Site allows you to conduct advanced searches of government contracting actions by Prime or Sub Contract Awardee, NAICS description or Service Code, and By Extend Competed. View how much of each contract is spent on the respective sub-contractors and a history what government funding organizations are receiving. 

USDA Procurement – US Department of Agriculture

Resources at this site include Special Procurement Programs, links and resources for the USDA Integrated Acquisition System (IAS) here, an overview to Doing Business with the USDA here, and partnering with the USDA Agricultural Research Center here.

US Department of State (DOS)

Contains information on Doing Business with DOS and current opportunities. Resources are also available on the Office of the Procurement Executive here.

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