EPA Highlights for the Week of August 29, 2016
- Enter the Smart City Air Challenge by October 28
- Register for Campus Rainworks Challenge by September 30
- Apply for Small Business Funding by October 20
- September is National Preparedness Month
Smart City Air Challenge to encourage communities to deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and make the data public. EPA will award prizes of up to $40,000 each to two communities based on their strategies, including their plans to share their data management methods.EPA recently launched the
Prizes are intended to be seed money; communities are encouraged to partner with air sensor manufacturers, data management companies, and others to get resources and expertise. The challenge closes October 28, 2016.
Read a blog post by Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, about the new challenge.
EPA is calling for entries in the annual Campus Rainworks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Using their campuses as labs, teams develop green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Registration opens September 1 and closes September 30, 2016. The first place team in each design category will receive a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $3,000. Learn more about the challenge and how to register.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Solicitation to support the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies. Each year, EPA funds many environmentally-minded small businesses to assist them in bringing their innovative technologies to market.EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for awards under the
EPA will award up to $100,000 for small businesses to demonstrate proof of concept in the following topic areas: air and climate, manufacturing, toxic chemicals, water, water and homeland security, and greener buildings. Learn more about how to apply for SBIR.
tips from EPA to help reduce the risks from environmental hazards to your health and the environment before, during, and after a natural disaster.Each September, National Preparedness Month reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Find
Visit ready.gov to learn how to create a communication plan and emergency kit for your family.