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EPA Seeks SBIR Proposals by Oct. 20

September 7th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative researchers exploring commercial development of environmental technology are encouraged to explore the 2016 EPA SBIR solicitation.

This EPA SBIR solicitation opened Aug. 30, and closes at noon EST on Oct. 20. The EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I contract awards up to $100,000 for 6 month project performance periods. The agency anticipates making 18 awards with a contract start date of June 1, 2017. Proposed Phase I projects must respond one of the following EPA research topics (detailed in the solicitation):

• Air and climate (2 subtopics)
• Manufacturing (2 subtopics)
• Toxic chemicals (2 subtopics)
• Water (3 subtopics)
• Water and homeland security (1 subtopic)
• Greener buildings (2 subtopics)

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review references associated with research topics of interest within the solicitation.

Successful Phase I companies may apply for Phase II funding, up to $300,000 for two years. Phase II applicants should have made significant progress in their commercialization planning and implementation during their Phase I project. In Phase II, the EPA offers a commercialization option of $100,000 to companies that can secure third-party investment of $100,000 or more for the commercialization of their technology.

EPA SBIR proposals must be submitted via the FedConnect web portal. In order to submit proposals, applicants must register in FedConnect.

Arkansas-based entrepreneurs are encouraged to contact Rebecca Norman for assistance with SBIR proposal development at rxnorman@ualr.edu or 501.683.7700.

EPA SBIR solicitation

EPA SBIR Application Resources