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Informational Webinar: How to Apply for an EPA P3 Grant

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Thursday 01/11/2018 7:00PM to 8:00PM EST
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EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Program's 15th Annual P3 Awards solicitation is now open!

Join us for an informational webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Request for Applications (RFA). Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA P3 program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at for those interested applicants unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Date: Jan. 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn about the P3 Program

  • Review topics of open 2017-2018 P3 Phase I RFA

  • Learn how to apply for a P3 grant

  • Share frequently asked questions

2017-2018 P3 Research Topic Areas:

  • Improve Air Quality

  • Provide Clean and Safe Water

  • Prevent Contamination of Land, and

  • Ensure Safety of Chemicals in the Marketplace

EPA P3 Program

Through EPA’s P3 program, college students can benefit people, promote prosperity, and protect the planet by designing environmental solutions that move us toward a sustainable future. This year’s P3 Phase I RFA is open until Feb. 7, 2018.

The P3 award competition is a two-phase team contest. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for $15,000 grants to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. The final Phase I projects include a project report and a Phase II proposal. In the spring, the teams have the opportunity to attend the National Sustainable Design Expo (NSDE) to showcase their research. Phase II grants are then awarded to student designs based on their Phase I project. This final award is an opportunity for grant funding up to $75,000 to further the project design and/or implement in the field.

This research is supported by EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance.

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