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Sponsor Application Guidance

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

DTRA’s combating weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) efforts are driven by the threats we face today. A terrorist attack utilizing WMD can result in enormous loss of life; negatively impact economies, constrain national budgets, create political unbalance in geographic regions, and most certainly promote additional proliferation and terrorist activity around the world.

DTRA’s focus is to keep WMD out of the hands of terrorists and other enemies by locking down, monitoring, and destroying weapons and weapons related materials. They also assist Combatant Commanders with their plans and responses to WMD events and develop and deliver cutting-edge technologies to assist with all of these endeavors.

There is no other country or government that is solely focused on combating weapons of mass destruction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every day, 2000 people from the DTRA organization come to work in locations around the United States and around the world focused on one thing, and that's safeguarding the American people against these threats. DTRA’s success is determined by what didn’t happen –what they prevented, what they helped to interdict, what they eliminated, what they mitigated, and how prepared they were to respond. That is the basis of the shield that DTRA can provide across the full threat spectrum -- chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives (CBRNE).

How to Apply

DTRA solicits proposals for its requirements through Federal Business Opportunities and the DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

General Terms and Conditions for grant awards (PDF)

Principal Investigator (PI) Responsibilities

Please contact the Proposal Center to find out who has recently submitted successful proposals to this Sponsor. Also, please read and review the funding opportunity in its entirety to get a clear understanding of all the requirements needed for a compliant proposal submission.

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