Alaska Federal And State Technology Partnership Program

Wednesday, June 14 2023

Equity Free Funding for Alaska Innovators: America's Seed Fund is coordinated by the Small Business Administration and funded through 11 participating federal agencies that fund innovations through the SBIR/STTR programs.
Alaska FAST. Alaska FAST, federal and state technology partnership program, was created to increase the number of America’s Seed Fund SBIR/STTR awards for women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in Alaska. Free to the community, Alaska Fast is Center ICE's one-stop-shop to prepare for, write, and win an Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant.

Upcoming events and opportunities

America's Seed Fund Small Business Innovation Research in Juneau

Join the Alaska FAST program to learn about America's Seed Fund SBIR opportunities and network with entrepreneurs.

When: June 26th at 4:30PM
Where: Sacred Grounds
320 W Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK

Register here

America's Seed Fund Small Business Innovation Research 101

Join us Thursday July 18th via zoom at 12:00PM to learn about America's Seed Fund Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, Program eligibility, agency topics and open topics.

Register here


NSF SBIR Virtual Accelerator

Are you ready to take the next step and submit SBIR proposal? Join the NSF SBIR Accelerator program to learn how write a proposal, develop a budget, and compelling narrative. The deadline for applying is September 18th, 2023.

Register here

SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities


Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S Environmental Protection Agency

  • EPA intends to release its 2023-2024 SBIR Phase I Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)/solicitation in June with a close date in August.
  • Clean and Safer Water
  • Air Quality and Climate
  • Land
  • Homeland Security
  • Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials
  • Safer Chemical
  • Missed the 2023-2024 EPA SBIR Informational Webinar? View the presentation slides and Q&A.


Department of Defense (DoD) – All open topics


National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • FY 2022 SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II posted November 21, 2022. Project Pitch are always accepted. The next submission window close date is March 2, 2023 - July 5, 2023.
  • Office Hours: Preparing your Phase I Proposal for America’s Seed Fund at NSF.
  • The NSF Convergence Accelerator, a Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships or TIP program, has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics aligned to equitable water solutions, chemical sensing applications, and bio-inspired design innovations. These research track topics were selected from the program’s ideation process and are a part of the program’s 2023 cohort. Researchers and innovators have two submission pathways to submit their proposals to this funding opportunity: Solicitation, NSF 23-590, and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-23-01.Topics: Track K: Equitable Water Solutions; Track L: Real World Chemical Sensing Applications; Track M: Bio-Inspired Design Innovations. Letter of Intent (required): July 11, 2023 Full Proposal Deadline: August 22, 2023.



  • ASCEND 2.0 provides resources, advising, and mentoring to aid in the translation of promising innovations from academia to the market. NIH Ascend Hub launches August 1

For all solicitations and upcoming topics visit

Alaska SBDC Opens Funding Opportunity for Alaska Inventors

The TREND program provides technical assistance and proposal writing instructions to help develop successful commercialization plans. The top five participants of the 2023 TREND Phase 0 Grant Program will be awarded an SBIR Phase 0 grant of up to $10,000. The Alaska SBDC encourages participants to visit the TREND website to begin the SBIR Phase 0 Entry Form.

  • June 1, 2023 - The Phase 0 grant application opens
  • June 30, 2023 - Early application deadline to receive an initial review for application completeness and compliance
  • July 10, 2023 - Phase 0 grant application period closes
  • July 11 - August 13, 2023 - TREND Phase 0 Committee will evaluate the application packets and the winning applicants will be announced during the week of August 13, 2023
  • September, 2023 - Phase 0 grant funds awarded and disbursed

For details visit:

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