AFWERX and SpaceWERX Announce Opportunity for Space Technology Submissions

AFWERX AFVentures Releases Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) and Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) for Space Technology Submissions: Providing Financial Support to Transition onto Phase III Work

AFWERX AFVentures, the Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment arm, has announced the release of the program year 24.2 Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) and Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) notice of opportunity on behalf of SpaceWERX. This program is aimed at supporting space technology submissions.

The STRATFI and TACFI programs are designed to assist in providing capabilities needed by the DAF. They offer financial support to help transition Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts onto Phase III work. The Air Force Materiel Command website has reported on this initiative.

Under the STRATFI program, funding ranges from $3 million to $15 million over a period of 48 months. The TACFI program provides funding between $375,000 and $1.9 million over a 24-month period. Both programs are open to Small Business Concerns with Phase II SBIR or STTR contracts that have been active for at least 90 days or completed within two years of submitting a capability package.

Interested parties are required to submit a capability package by April 12, according to the latest notice of opportunity. It is important to note that, for program year 24, the package must be submitted by the SBC’s government point of contact.


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