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EPA Offers Free Workshop to Small Businesses on How to Get Technology Funds

Release Date: 2/15/2001
Contact Information: Ruth Wuenschel, (215) 814-5540

Ruth Wuenschel, (215) 814-5540

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a one-day workshop for small businesses to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research program and EPA’s Fiscal Year 2002 environmental technology needs. The workshop will be held at the EPA’s Regional offices at 1650 Arch Street in Philadelphia, Pa. on Tuesday, March 27.

Through the small business program, EPA makes monetary awards to small, high-tech firms to develop and commercialize cutting-edge environmental technologies. A small business is defined as a for-profit organization with no more than 500 employees, and the research must be conducted in the United States.

The program spawns commercial ventures that improve our environment and quality of life, create jobs, increase productivity and economic growth, and improve the international competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry.

EPA solicits applications and awards Phase I contracts of up to $70,000 to investigate the scientific merit and technical feasibility of new concepts. Companies that successfully complete Phase I can compete for two-year Phase II contracts of up to $295,000 to conduct the testing and research and development needed to commercialize the new technology or product. New monitoring, measurement and analytical technologies are a priority of EPA’s program.

The EPA application period for Phase I and II contracts opens on March 29 and closes on May 24. The workshop will emphasize practical, useful information on critical elements of the program, including writing winning proposals, commercialization and sources of assistance.

You may register for the workshop by calling (800) 228-8711 or online at Space is limited, so register as early as possible.