ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on Monday, November 24th for its SBIR/STTR Phase I, Release 2. In tandem with the release, the newly launched DOE Phase 0 Program will host its first webinar, and begin offering services to eligible applicants.
The highly anticipated Phase 0 program is designed to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the Department of Energy within targeted states with historically low SBIR/STTR submissions to the DOE, and amongst women and minority-owned businesses nationally. To help navigate the complex process of applying for SBIR/STTR awards, a series of webinars have been created to assist interested companies and individuals.
The first in the series, titled "10 Steps in Submitting a Phase I SBIR/STTR Proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy," will be hosted by SBIR proposal expert Jim Greenwood of the Greenwood Consulting Group this Tuesday, November 25th at 2:30 pm EST.
"Although Phase 0 services can only be offered to a select group of recipients, these webinars, along with additional online learning systems which are in the works, are designed for everybody to take advantage of," explains Jenny C. Servo, Ph.D., President of Dawnbreaker, which administers the Phase 0 Program for DOE. "In addition, 2015 will see a broader menu of services of available, and we will be able to assist a larger number of companies with targeted Phase 0 services."
DOE Phase 0 services may include Letter of Intent (LOI) writing assistance, market research, proposal preparation and submission assistance, small business development training and mentoring, and technology advice and consultation, to name a few.
Companies and researchers may apply for services directly by completing a simple on-line form available at http://www.dawnbreaker.com/doephase0/apply.php.
Dawnbreaker anticipates providing services to a small pool of 100 potential applicants. Additional services will be available in 2015, including an on-line learning management system (LMS), which will be available at no cost to any small business or individual who wishes to learn more about the DOE SBIR/STTR program.
To attend the upcoming webinar, please use the following link: http://dawnbreaker.adobeconnect.com/doephasezero/. You do not need a username/password to participate. Simply enter as a guest inserting your first and last name, along with the company you represent.
For more information on the DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program, or to see if you are eligible to receive services, please visit our website at: www.dawnbreaker.com/DOEPhase0