Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Program: 13th Annual P3 Awards: A Nat’l Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (CFDA Number: 66.516), Funding Opportunity Numbers: EPA-G2016-P3-Q1 – energy; EPA-G2016-P3-Q2 – built environment; EPA-G2016-P3-Q3 – materials and chemicals; and EPA-G2016-P3-Q4 – water; Eligibility: Nonprofits, colleges and for-profits (projects must be student-led); Funding: $975,000 for 41 awards (no match is required), competition will be held in two phases; Deadline: Dec. 8.
Summary: Grants reward student-led projects improving the environment. The funds support science-based projects and designs developed by interdisciplinary student teams to benefit people by improving their quality of life. There are four project categories, which each have a different Funding Opportunity Number.
The competition is composed of two phases. The first phase is a competition for one-year grants of up to $15,000 to develop scientific or engineering projects to promote sustainable development. In the spring of 2016, the Phase I grantees will have an opportunity to be eligible to compete for Phase II awards of up to $75,000.
This funding must be used for research and not for commercial and/or for-profit initiatives (such as business creation). Applicants desiring to propose projects with commercial potential are encouraged to apply for funding from EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.