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The STRATFI/TACFI Program Year 2024 Notice of Opportunity is now CLOSED.

All submissions are currently under review.

In an effort to help bridge the “Valley of Death” between Phase II and Phase III, the AFVentures program has developed the Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) and Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) Programs. Small businesses that have been awarded a Phase II contract within the last two years are eligible to apply for this annual notice of opportunity. The program requires various levels of matching funding and avenues for Defense and/or Industry matching, depending on the program sought. 

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Eligibility Requirements

Small Business Concerns (SBCs) must meet ALL of the following criteria.

  • Company is considered a SBC and is eligible for a SBIR/STTR award
  • SBC is on an active SBIR/STTR PII or completed their SBIR/STTR PII within two years of Capability Package submission.
  • The subject PII effort has not already been awarded a second (AKA “sequential”) PII
  • At least 90 days have passed since the beginning of the associated SBIR/STTR PII execution.
  • SBC is not executing a prior STRATFI effort at the time of submission.
  • Anticipated work is to be performed in the United States.

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Review Process

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Submission Process

In order to submit a STRATFI/TACFI request, a website application has been created to collect submission information, communicate review status, and aid in expediting the review process. It is important you follow the outlined steps below.

  3. Complete required SUBMISSION TEMPLATES
  4. Apply online by submitting your STRATFI/TACFI APPLICATION

Note: A save feature has been built into the online application submission. Your application will save after each entry, and a Unique Identifier (UID) number will be generated after the submission has been completed.

Submission is to be completed by Government POC only.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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