RFP of the Week – November 12, 2013

GHP Logo 2RFPs of the Week are BACK at EdTech Times.  Government agencies’ had shut down the processing and updating of RFPs, but are now back to work on grant reviews.

EdTech Times partners with Good Harbor Partners to feature RFPs provided by K12Leads – a weekly report of EdTech grant and contract RFPs issued by federal agencies.

Every week, we list the top RFPs issued by the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NASA, and other federal agencies relevant to emerging EdTech firms.

RFPs for the week of November 12, 2013:


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Research and Development – National Center for Environmental Research

11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Funding Opportunity Number:

EPA-G2014-P3-Q1 – Energy
EPA-G2014-P3-Q2 – Built Environment
EPA-G2014-P3-Q3 – Materials and Chemicals
EPA-G2014-P3-Q4 – Water

The People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program is seeking applications to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. 

The purpose of this RFA is to solicit proposals for innovative research projects and designs to compete for the first phase of Program.  Phase I grants support interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students to develop their projects/designs in preparation for competing for a P3 Phase II grant award to demonstrate their proposed projects/designs. The EPA will fund approximately 40 Phase I one-year grants of up to $15,000 during the 2014-2015 academic year.

In the spring of 2015, the Phase I grantees awarded from this solicitation are required to present their projects/designs at the annual National Sustainable Design Expo where they will have an opportunity to be eligible to compete for Phase II grant awards of up to $75,000. 

Partnerships with industry or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are strongly encouraged, particularly in Phase II. These partners are expected to help further develop the design, demonstrate the project in the field, and/or move the design to the marketplace. Matching contributions are not required in either the Phase I or the Phase II competition; however, anticipated partnerships should be identified.

** Important Note: Opportunities posted by Grants.gov can no longer be linked directly. In order to view specific funding opportunities on Grants.gov, please click on “@” as usual then search by Keyword(s) using title or Funding Opportunity # provided. The search fields are located on the upper left hand side of the page. **

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