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P3 Student Design Competition

18th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Office of Research and Development
People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Program


This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.

Funding Opportunity Numbers (FONs) and Associated Research Areas:
EPA-G2021-P3-Q1 – Air Quality
EPA-G2021-P3-Q2 – Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
EPA-G2021-P3-Q3 – Sustainable and Healthy Communities
EPA-G2021-P3-Q4 – Chemical Safety

Assistance Listing Number: 66.516

Solicitation Opening Date: November 13, 2020
Solicitation Closing Date: February 9, 2021: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet – people, prosperity, and the planet. The EPA offers the P3 competition to respond to the environmental and human health protection needs of people in the United States, including those in small, rural, tribal and/or disadvantaged communities. Please see the P3 Student Design Competition website for more details about this program. Proposed projects must embody the P3 approach, which is that they have the intention and capability to simultaneously improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits and protect the environment.

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