EPA’s SBIR Phase I Solicitation is Now Open!

EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation is Now Open!
Learn more and apply.

EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Open Date: June 16, 2021 – Close Date: August 3, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of its 2021-2022 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, homeland security, sustainable materials management, safer chemicals and risk assessment. 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 process, and the SBIR program, visit the EPA SBIR website HERE.

Missed the informational webinar on how to apply for the 2021-2022 EPA SBIR Phase I Solicitation? View the presentation slides and Q&A.

The EPA SBIR Program is part of EPA’s Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement (OSAPE).