2020-2021 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): Phase I Solicitation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of its 2019-2020 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation to develop innovative technologies that protect human health and the environment.

EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in the following topic areas: clean and safe water, air quality, land, homeland security, sustainable materials management, and safer chemicals. See the full solicitation posted on FedConnect to learn more about these topic areas, view specific subtopics for each area, and access instructions on how to apply.

EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR program. EPA’s SBIR funding supports both the economy and the environment by creating jobs and promoting small businesses to bring environmental technologies to market. Successful Phase I companies are eligible to apply for Phase II funding, which awards up to $400,000 for two years with a commercialization option of up to $100,000, to further develop and commercialize their technologies.

All applications must be submitted through FedConnect. For more information on eligibility, application processs, and the SBIR program, visit the EPA SBIR website at www.epa.gov/sbir.

Missed the June 6, 2019, informational webinar on how to apply for the 2019-2020 EPA SBIR Phase I Solicitation? View the presentation slides on EPA’s SBIR Website.

The EPA SBIR Program is part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy (SHC) research program.

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