Grants and Funding
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses to explore their technological potential. The program provides the incentive to profit from commercializing the technology. By including qualified small businesses in research and development, high-tech innovation is stimulated and solutions are found.
In January 2002, EPA solicited innovative low-cost treatment technologies for removing arsenic from drinking water. Under the SBIR program, eight studies were funded in Phase I. The following Phase II studies have been awarded for emerging technologies:
Through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review, EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program funds research and graduate fellowships in environmental science and engineering. The STAR program engages the nation’s best scientists and engineers in targeted research that complements EPA’s own outstanding intramural research program and those of its partners in other federal agencies.
As part of the New Technologies for the Environment solicitation, exploratory research was requested for innovative, cost-effective treatment technologies for arsenic removal. Three projects have been funded: