EPA Cincinnati Technology Collaboration and Transfer
A large part of EPA's mission to protect the environment and public health is accomplished by awarding grants and cooperative agreements. EPA provides numerous grants for those with new technologies and ideas to further develop and implement their work. It is EPA's policy to promote competition in the award of assistance agreements to the maximum extent practicable. Depending on the assistance program you are applying for, you will need to obtain an application kit from the appropriate Grants or Program Office that will administer the assistance program. Below are several useful links with general information on federal grants and water-related grant opportunities. You should contact the appropriate office identified in the solicitation.
Grants.gov: A comprehensive site for finding and applying for federal grants.
Open EPA Announcements: Current open EPA grants from grants.gov
Grants and Debarment: General site that discusses the different grants found within EPA
EPA Water-Related Grants: General site on EPA water-related funding
National Center for Environmental Research (NCER): NCER's mission is to support high-quality research by the nations leading scientists and engineers that will improve the scientific basis for national environmental decisions.
Grants and Funding: Lists Requests for Applications (RFAs) that are currently planned for 2012
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program: The EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. Since its inception, EPA's SBIR Program has provided incentive funding to small businesses to translate their innovative ideas into commercial products that address environmental problems. The next EPA SBIR solicitation will open March 2012. Please click on the SBIR Fact Sheet (PDF) (1 pp, 71 KB) for more information.
Region 5 Grants: Grants specific to EPA Region 5, covering Ohio and Indiana.
Region 4 Grants: Grant information specific to EPA Region 4, covering Kentucky.
Environmental Finance: EPA works proactively with states, tribes, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to identify financing mechanisms in support of environmental programs and policies that protect human health and the environment. Site also discuss some of the Financial Tools and Funding Sources for Environmental Programs