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 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


This program provides small businesses with funding for technology development. SBIR grants averaging $295,000 are designated for the core activities of proof of concept and prototype development. The program also encourages development leading to commercialization by offering additional funding of $70,000 to firms that have secured third-party financing for accelerating commercialization of the technology and up to $50,000 to support verification of technologies accepted into EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification Program. Focus areas to receive grants are chosen each year and cover all environmental media.

Stages on R&D Continuum: Research or Proof of Concept, Development, Demonstration, Verification, Diffusion and Utilization

EPA Goal: All media, cross media

Type of Support Provided: Contracts to small businesses

Funding: Programs with $1 million to $10 million per year

Responsible EPA Office: Office of Research and Development

See Also

EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

2007 SBIR Awards


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