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EPA requests applications for the P3 competition and awards once each year. The Request for Applications (RFA) generally opens in August or September and remains open for three (3) to four (4) months. Grants are awarded for the following academic year of study.

The P3 competition is open exclusively to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students attending U.S. colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational institutions. Applicants (both student team members and faculty advisors) must be citizens of the United States or its territories or be lawfully admitted to the United States. Students must be enrolled in the college, university, or post-secondary educational institution they will be representing.

Interdisciplinary teams, including representatives from multiple engineering departments and/or departments of chemistry, architecture, industrial design, business, economics, policy, social science, and others, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply for a U.S. EPA P3 Grant: Audio Podcast and Powerpoint Slide Presentation

  1. Open the Power Point Presentation: View the PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) (23 pp, 740 K)
  2. Listen to the Audio Podcast as you go through the powerpoint slides

Application Overview

Phases of P3: Grant and Award Timeline

P3 Timeline Notification of Grant Award Peer Review and Solicitation for Phase 1 RFA Opens
P3 Timeline Project Development (Phase 1) Final Report Due Peer Review and Selection for Phase II National Sustainable Design Expo P3 and Other Award Ceremony
P3 Timeline Development, Implementation and Commercialization (Phase II) Benefitting People, Prosperity, and Planet

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