Have You Won a Phase II SBIR or STTR in the Past Year? STRATFI/TACFI May Be Your Next Step!
Both STRATFI and TACFI are strategic funding opportunities that will ultimately help your company increase its award amounts substantially.
Through the Supplemental Funding Pilot Program, companies that have won a SBIR/STTR Phase II in the last three years are eligible to receive additional funding to further scale their Phase II efforts. There are two different opportunities for funding: Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) and Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI). Each opportunity has different requirements and funding amounts.
The purpose of this pilot program is to catalyze the relationships between Air Force and Space Force end users, acquisition professionals, private-sector innovators, and the investment community. It also helps bridge the capability gap between current SBIR/STTR Phase II efforts and Phase III scaling efforts by facilitating the delivery of strategic capabilities for the Air Force.
While these programs are beneficial, they can also be tricky to navigate. You will need to determine which opportunity is best for you, find eligible matching funds, and complete the proposal process, which is often lengthy and complex.