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November 30, 2018

ROCHESTER, NY (November 30, 2018) – The Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY19 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been delayed pending internal review. However, DOE’s Phase 0 Assistance Program is continuing to accept applicants and Business Coaches are standing by!

The overall goal of the DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program is to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the DOE from all first-time DOE SBIR/STTR applicants. Many items on the lengthy application to-do list may be completed prior to the FOA release, so companies may use the extended timeframe to their advantage.

Although slots are limited, DOE is still looking for eligible businesses who wish to take advantage of selected services, at no cost to them. Business Coaches will walk the company through important facets of the grant application process that may include:

  • Letter of Intent writing assistance,
  • Phase I Proposal Preparation and Review,
  • Small business Registration assistance,
  • Market Research Assistance, and
  • Small Business Development Training, and Mentoring, among others.

DOE’s Phase 0 services are designed to complement state assistance and may be used in tandem with services provided by professional organizations, SBDCs, universities, incubators, and other state organizations.

Please visit to review the full list of eligibility requirements and to apply for Phase 0 services.

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