Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get funding for my research or technology?
- How can I access EPA research facilities in Cincinnati to further develop my technology?
- How do I get my technology approved by EPA?
- How can I get my technology verified?
- How do I get access to EPA scientists?
EPA cannot provide funding to partners through its technology transfer process.
If you are looking for funding for an innovative technology, try these EPA resources:
- Grants and Debarment - an overview of EPA's funding opportunities.
- Open EPA Announcements - a listing of current funding opportunities from EPA.
- EPA Water-Related Grants - resources for water-related grants and other funding mechanisms.
- EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program - other federal agencies also offer SBIR grants, which can be viewed at SBIR.gov.
- Environmental Finance - EPA works with states, tribes, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to identify financing mechanisms that support environmental programs and policies that protect human health and the environment. The site also discusses some of the Financial Tools and Funding Sources for Environmental Programs.
EPA can share research facilities with its partners through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).
For more information on these agreements, visit our Start a Collaboration page.
Interested parties can also contract for direct access to EPA’s Test and Evaluation Facility through the contractor charged with operating the facility.
For more information, visit our Facilities page.
The approval your technology needs and the process for obtaining that approval will depend on what kind of technology you are developing.
The following are some of the programs EPA uses to approve new water technologies.
- Alternate Test Procedure for Drinking Water
- Alternate Test Procedure for Water Quality
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
- Pathogen Equivalency Committee
- Toxic Substances Control Act
EPA certifies the performance of certain water-efficient technologies through the WaterSense label. EPA does not verify the performance of other types of technology.
EPA scientists are available to meet with technology developers to answer general questions about technology development, testing, and approval. If you are interested in setting up a meeting with an EPA researcher in Cincinnati, please contact Roy Haught.
Roy Haught (email@example.com)