EPA SBIR PH1 2021-22 Opportunity Webinar – Recording Posted

Informational Webinar: 2021-2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation

Recorded Webinar: 

US EPA: 2021-2022 Small Business Innovation Research Webinar was presented 6/10/21. The presentation slides and Q&A from the webinar are now available on the EPA SBIR website:


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to participate in the

2021-2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation Informational Webinar

Thursday, June 10, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for an informational webinar on EPA’s 2021-2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I solicitation. Learn about EPA’s SBIR program, this year’s solicitation topics, and how to apply for an SBIR contract. EPA SBIR program experts will be available to answer questions following the presentation.

EPA’s 2021-2022 SBIR Phase I solicitation is anticipated to open in mid-June 2021. The solicitation purpose is to support eligible small businesses in the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies. EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program as a result of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. With this solicitation, EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the SBIR solicitation topic areas. Successful Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II funding, up to $400,000 for two years, through an additional application process.

Webinar Objectives

  • Review topics anticipated in the upcoming 2021-2022 SBIR Phase I solicitation
  • Learn about the federal SBIR Program and EPA’s SBIR Program
  • Learn how to apply via FedConnect
  • Review administrative, submission, eligibility and proposal evaluation processes
  • Share frequently asked questions

Proposed Research Topics for the Solicitation 

Clean and Safe Water

  • Modular decentralized non-potable water reuse for urban applications
  • Low-input decentralized non-potable water reuse for irrigation applications
  • Detection of lead service lines
  • Retrofit technologies to improve operation of stormwater management infrastructure
  • Technologies to process environmental samples of microplastics
  • Technologies to remove microplastics from wastewater or stormwater

Air Quality

  • Air monitoring technology for air toxics
  • Low-cost sensors for air toxics and odors
  • Continuous emission monitoring system for metal HAPs
  • Integrated sampling, continuous monitoring for metal HAP emissions
  • Technologies to reduce exposure to radon in buildings
  • Air monitoring technology for methane (CH4) from oil and gas storage tanks

Homeland Security

  • Air treatment methods to reduce the risks from transmission of viruses and bacteria in enclosed or semi-enclosed environments

Sustainable Materials Management

  • Innovative technologies that help consumers prevent food waste in the acquisition, preparation, and storage of food
  • Innovative technologies that will improve the U.S. recycling system
  • Low impact reusable and recyclable material alternatives to low value plastic items that escape management
  • Low impact construction materials and technologies to reduce embodied carbon of buildings
  • Low impact construction materials and technologies to increase resiliency to disasters and recovery of materials generated from these incidents

Safer Chemicals

  • Microphysiological systems for predictive toxicology
  • Post application pesticide drift predictor
  • PCB-free coloration technologies

Risk Assessment

  • Software tools and machine-learning applications for systematic review in science assessment

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