Which Funding Opportunities Are Right for You? We Can Help!


Both TACFI and STRATFI are strategic funding opportunities that will ultimately help your company increase its award amounts substantially. 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. 

At Long Capture, we can help make this journey easier by assessing the perfect opportunity for you and completing the requirements each step of the way. If you would like to learn more about TACFI, STRATFI, and how your company can benefit from this additional funding, book a meeting today! 

Have you won a Phase II SBIR or STTR in the past year?

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, including 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.

What is the difference between TACFI and STRATFI?

  • The TACFI award ranges from $375K to $1.7M in SBIR funding and up to 24 months for a period of performance
  • STRATFI is between $3M to $15M of SBIR funding and up to 48 months with two periods of performance. There is a matching component that requires non-SBIR funding to be put forward for an award.


Do you qualify?

The submission window for both TACFI and STRATFI is January 18, 2021 — June 30, 2021. 

In order for your company to be eligible for these awards, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An Active Air Force SBIR/STTR Phase II or completed within 3 years
  • The subject effort has not already been awarded a “Sequential” Phase II
  • At least 90 days have passed since the beginning of the Phase II execution
  • Not executing a prior STRATFI effort at the time of submission
  • Able to achieve the minimum matching/investment requirements
  • Able to obtain the required End-User and Customer Memoranda

Why should you care?

These funding opportunities are a way for your company to continue Phase II efforts and scale your technology with the Air Force with SBIR funds. The Air Force is placing “big bets” on their TACFI and STRATFI companies, meaning it is an opportunity to secure a lot of government investment in terms of funding and organizational support.