EPA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

November 15th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore federal funding opportunities within the 2017 Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research Phase I solicitation.

The goal of EPA’s SBIR program is to support commercialization of innovative technologies to support the agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. The EPA anticipates making approximately 12 Phase I awards, each in the amount up to $100,000 and not to exceed a six-month term of performance. Applications are due by Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.

The EPA has identified the following research topics to address highest priority needs:

• Clean and Safe Water (3 subtopics)
• Air Quality (4 subtopics)
• Land Revitalization (1 subtopic)
• Homeland Security (2 subtopics)
• Manufacturing (2 subtopics)
• Building Construction Materials (2 subtopics)

Applications must be submitted through FedConnect as one document in PDF. Technical criteria to be evaluated includes the innovation, technical approach and technical challenges. Commercialization criteria to be evaluated includes the market opportunity, company/team, and commercialization approach.

Phase I awardees will be eligible to compete for two-year Phase II awards of up to $300,000 with commercialization options of $100,000 to finalize research and development and conduct full-scale technology testing.

Arkansas companies interested in preparing SBIR proposals in response to this EPA funding opportunity may contact Rebecca Norman at rxnorman@ualr.edu or 501.683.7700 for assistance.

2017 EPA SBIR Phase I Solicitation