$295,000 Grant To Small Businesses To Work On Problems Related To The Environment

Supports high quality research or research and development (R&D) proposals containing advanced concepts related to important scientific problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit if the research is successful. Support under the E.P.A.’s Small Business Innovative Research Program is normally provided for six months and up to $70,000 for Phase I projects (to determine the scientific or technical feasibility of ideas submitted by proposers on research topic areas designated in the solicitation) and two years and up to $295,000 for Phase II awards (principal research and development effort). Proposals are accepted on a solicitation only basis. Up to date solicitation announcements and deadlines are posted on the National Center for Environmental Research website at: {www.epa.gov/ncerqu/sbir}. For questions or assistance contact the EPA SBIR Helpline at: 1-800-490-9194. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted. Only businesses that are independently owned, controlled, and operated for-profit and with 500 or less employees are eligible to apply. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business for research and development purposes. The primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award. A joint venture must provide documentation confirming that it can act as a single legal entity for purposes of a grant awarded under the SBIR program. Contact Environmental Protection Agency, Marsha Johnson, Contracts Manager, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Contracts Management Division (MD-33), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; 919-541-0952; {johnson.marsha@epa.gov}; {www.epa.gov/ncerqa/sbir}.

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