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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

SBIR Funding Opportunities

There are currently no EPA SBIR solicitations open at this time. The next EPA SBIR solicitation is scheduled to open in June 2020. Please check back for updates or sign up to receive notifications of new funding opportunities. SBIR Listserv 

Notice of Intent

The EPA intends to release its 2020-21 SBIR Phase I solicitation in late June with a close date approximately 45 days later.

EPA will hold an informational webinar on June 17th, prior to the release.

The proposed topics for this year’s solicitation include:

2020-2021 EPA SBIR Topics

  • Clean and Safe Water
    • Monitoring technologies for water reuse
    • Treatment technologies for water reuse
  • Air Quality
    • Air monitoring technology for ethylene oxide
    • Air quality sensors for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors
    • Innovative technologies for radon mitigation in buildings
  • Land Revitalization
    • Innovative technologies that destroy PFAS in soil, sediment, water and groundwater
  • Homeland Security
    • Long-term disinfectant coatings
  • Sustainable Materials Management
    • Innovative technologies that prevent food waste
    • Technologies that will improve the US recycling system
    • New applications for industrial non-hazardous secondary materials and food processing byproducts
    • Safe Building Deconstruction Tools or Safety Equipment
    • Building materials that improve energy efficiency and have reduced embodied impacts
  • Safer Chemicals
    • New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) to reduce, refine or replace animal testing
    • Cleaner manufacturing of coloration techniques

All forms necessary for completing an application are noted in the announcement and available to download. Funding Opportunities: How to Apply and Required Forms

Learn more about how to apply for an SBIR contract.