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Featured Stories

SBIR LogoEPA Supporting Small Businesses by Advancing Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research/Twenty-one Businesses Receiving Funding to Strengthen the Economy and the Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 21 small businesses in 14 states are receiving funding from the EPA to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies to address current environmental issues . The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is providing $2 million in funds to advance these innovative products and research. (CFDA: 66.509)
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The 2014  Tibbetts Awards NanoMech, US EPA SBIR Award Recipient: 2014 Tibbetts Award Winner
NanoMech, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award recipient in 2004 and 2005, received the 2014 Tibbetts Award for its coating technology, which can improve manufacturing processes by extending the life of tools used in automotive and aerospace industries. (CFDA: 66.509)

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Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Ambient Air Pollution New Model Provides Estimates for Global Disease Burdens from Air Pollution
Air pollution has become a part of modern living. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution, caused by things like automobiles, power plants, wood burning and industrial processes has been linked to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and other diseases. (CFDA: 66.509)
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ecovative mushroom insulation Ecovative, US EPA SBIR Award Recipient: Innovation with Mushroom Insulation
US EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award recipient Ecovative, was recently highlighted for its work using mushroom roots, mycelium, to create insulation for buildings. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Nga Lee Sally Ng EPA Grantee Wins HEI’s 2013 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
Dr. Nga Lee “Sally” Ng has been a member of Georgia Tech’s faculty since 2011 as an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering and School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. (CFDA: 66.509)
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For more information on Dr. NG’s latest STAR grant see: The role of nitrate radicals (NO3) in aerosol life cycle: Secondary organic aerosol formation and aging of atmospheric organic aerosols

2014 P3 Phase 2 Winners Announced
On April 27, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven university and college teams received the coveted P3 Award for their innovative solutions to some of today's toughest public health and environmental challenges. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Cambrian Ribbon Cutting Cambrian Innovation Blog
The next time you enjoy a cold, refreshing beer or glass of wine, you might also be helping the environment.
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U.S. EPA SBIR Company Receives Honor as a Top Ten Innovative Company for Energy by Fast Company Magazine
Recently reported in Fast Company Magazine, Okeanos Technologies, a U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program award recipient, is one of the 2014’s top 10 innovative companies for energy. (CFDA: 66.509)
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U.S. EPA SBIR Company NEI Corporation: Self-Healing Coating Receives Patent
NEI Corporation, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program award recipient, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trade Office for their self-healing, corrosion protection coating technology. (CFDA: 66.509)
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ACTA Technology presents US EPA with copy of their patent
US EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awardee, ACTA Technology, presented James H. Johnson, Director of the US EPA National Center for Environmental Research, and April Richards, Program Manager of the US EPA’s SBIR Program, with a copy of their “Red Ribbon” patent. The presentation was a gesture of gratitude for their US EPA SBIR Phase I award, which led to the successful development of their patented technology. (CFDA: 66.509)
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EPA Awards Almost $9 Million in Grants to Researchers Working to Improve Water Quality
At the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced grants to four research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. (CFDA: 66.509)
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EPA SBIR Recipient -- Winner of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Faraday Technology, a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) recipient, was recently announced as a winner of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. (CFDA: 66.509)
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EPA Releases New Report on the Impact of 10 Years of Tribal Environmental Research
The report, A Decade of Tribal Environmental Health Research: Results and Impacts from EPA’s Extramural Grants and Fellowships Programs (PDF) (60 pp, 7.6 MB), summarizes over a decade of Tribal Environmental Health Research. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Pregnant WomanNew Study Shows Changes in Genes during Pregnancy May Cause Long-Term Health Effects in Children
A new study shows that a change in groups of genes turned "on" and "off” may last from before birth at least into early childhood. Children of mothers with a high body mass index (BMI) may show more of these changes, and could cause lasting health effects in children. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Grant Applications Sought

P3 Logo 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. (CFDA) Number: 66.516
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Cooperative Training Partnership in Environmental Health Sciences Research
EPA’s ORD seeks applications to enter into cooperative agreements that will provide training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on-site at one of the EPA/ORD National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's (NHEERL) Health Divisions, located at Research Triangle Park and/or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or Ecology Divisions located at Gulf Breeze, Florida; Corvallis, Oregon; Newport, Oregon; Duluth, Minnesota; Narragansett, Rhode Island; and Grosse Ile, Michigan.
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SBIR LogoSmall Business Innovation Research Phase I Program Solicitation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. Proposals must directly pertain to EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Air, Climate And Energy (ACE) Centers: Science Supporting Solutions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Centers. EPA is interested in supporting research on the development of sound science to systematically inform policy makers at the state and local levels regarding the development of innovative approaches to enable effective implementation of air pollution control strategies to achieve the greatest public health benefits by reducing exposure to harmful air pollution. (CFDA: 66.509)
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National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that take a systems view to investigate how drought (seasonal and prolonged), exacerbated, by climate change, may impact surface water and groundwater quality and availability. (CFDA: 66.511)
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2014 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Particulate Matter and Related Pollutants in a Changing World
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on understanding particulate matter and related atmospheric pollutants in a changing world. Specifically, research is sought on the changing spatiotemporal patterns or environmental impacts of particulate matter in the United States, the challenges that various aspects of global change pose for the management of particulate matter and related pollutants, the rates and timescales at which global change can impact United States air quality, and stronger linkages between the modeling of atmospheric processes and other environmental processes. (CFDA: 66.509)
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National Center for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Modeling Research
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking initial applications proposing the creation of a National Center for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Modeling Research (Center) that facilitates technology transfer of open source water infrastructure models and shares green infrastructure tools and research advancements with local communities and stakeholders. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Systems-Based Research for Evaluating Ecological Impacts of Manufactured Chemicals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications focusing on integrated, transdisciplinary research that would advance scientific understanding of potential for impacts to ecosystem wellbeing associated with the use of manufactured chemicals. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications to conduct research on and demonstration of human and ecological impacts of treated wastewater applications (reclaimed water and wastewater reuse), and water conservation practices including the use of non-traditional water sources as well as more comprehensive long-term management and availability of water resources. (CFDA: 66.509)
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11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. (CFDA: 66.516)
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Indoor Air and Climate Change
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. EPA is interested in supporting research that will explore the anticipated effects of climate change on indoor air quality directly through a variety of mechanisms, and indirectly through adaptations in building use and design. (CFDA: 66.509)
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