SBIR Talks


Learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming SBIR Phase I solicitation, topics, and how to apply for an SBIR contract.  EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the SBIR solicitation topic areas.

Novel technologies are wanted in the following topic areas: 

  • Clean and Safe Water, Air Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Land Revitalization
  • Homeland Security
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Safer Chemicals



About the Speaker. April Richards is the Program Manager of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The EPA’s SBIR program focuses on supporting small businesses to develop and commercialize novel environmental technologies which address EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment in areas such as clean and safe water, air quality, land revitalization, homeland security, sustainable materials management and safer chemicals.  She has worked at EPA for over 15 years.  April has worked as a fellow on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where she provided technical expertise on environmental issues. She previously worked for an environmental engineering consulting firm in Florida primarily in drinking water treatment.  She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and is a professional engineer.

Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30pm

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