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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funding Opportunity 68HE0D18R0010, 2018

The U.S. EPA 2018-2019 SBIR Phase I solicitation is open from June 13 to July 31, 2018. The Agency invites small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the following SBIR solicitation topic areas. CLEAN AND SAFE WATER - (1) Innovative technologies for the rapid detection and treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater; (2) Novel technologies for the rapid detection of PFASs in water; (3) Innovative pretreatment technologies for PFASs in industrial wastewater; (4) Novel sampling devices for microplastics; and (5) Novel technologies for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure. AIR QUALITY - Innovative measurement tools for ground-level air pollution levels from wildland fires. LAND REVITALIZATION - Innovative technologies that can sample, detect, analyze, remove, or destroy PFASs in and from soil, sediment, water, and groundwater. HOMELAND SECURITY - Novel water distribution and stormwater system sensors. MANUFACTURING - Novel technologies for the reduction of chemicals in food processing. SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL MANAGEMENT - (1) Novel technologies to identify harmful materials in construction & demolition materials; (2) Novel technologies to aid building deconstruction; and (3) Recyclable composite building materials. SAFER CHEMICALS - Novel, safer paint and coating removal products. https://www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opportunities
On June 11, EPA held a webinar to discuss the SBIR topics; review administrative, submission, eligibility and peer-review concerns; and explain how to apply via FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=68HE0D18R0010&agency=EPA. Links to the archived webinar and subsequent Q&A session are available at https://www.epa.gov/sbir/2018-2019-small-business-innovation-research-sbir-phase-i-informational-webinar.

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