| is the startup phase of the R/R&D to determine scientific and technical merit and feasibility of a proposed effort. Phase I awards are no more than six weeks in duration.
is a continuation of the Phase I work to develop the prototype site. Phase II awards are typically no more that two weeks in duration. Funding is based upon the results of Phase I and the technical merit and commercial potential of the Phase II.
is the commercial application of the SITE/R&D. Phase III must be funded by sources other than the Program. Small businesses must find funding from the private sector or an agency to develop the technology into a product or service.