Monday, July 28, 2008

October 7-8, at EPA Region 2 in New York City

Hi

Mark your calendars and join us on October 7-8, at EPA Region 2 in New York
City to learn about new technology to help solve environmental challenges and
provide your input about future needs. The workshop will feature an exciting
array of technologies developed and verified with EPA's support. Region 2
will present their high-priority needs for technology solutions. The EPA
Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) and Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) Programs will highlight innovative technologies for air,
water, soils and surface monitoring; drinking water treatment; greenhouse gas
mitigation and cleaner energy; wastewater infrastructure, treatment and reuse;
and air pollution control.

Attend this workshop to:
* Hear from EPA scientists, research collaborators, technology users, and
technology developers responsible for developing, verifying, and using
these technologies
* Get a closer look at some of the technologies at the workshop's innovative
products exhibition
* Participate in in-depth discussions on technology areas of interest with
the aim of establishing new collaborations among ETV, SBIR and Region 2 and
its constituents
* Provide your input about future environmental challenges and needs.

The workshop is free and open to all. Environmental professionals and the
general public are encouraged to attend. Take advantage of this great
opportunity to learn more about two of the Office of Research and
Development's key technology programs and the solutions they support, and to
help develop projects to work together on developing and verifying new
technology. There is also limited space available for SBIR companies
interested in exhibiting their innovative products. The event will provide
valuable exposure for your company and technology, and you will have the
opportunity to gain insight into high-priority technology needs in the
northeastern part of the U.S. Vendor technology exhibits and demonstrations
will be held throughout the workshop during registration and breaks. Each
exhibit space will be provided with one 6' table, two chairs and one standard
electrical outlet (20 Amp/110 V) (if requested). There is no fee to register
or exhibit at the event.

To register for the workshop on-line, please visit:
http://www.scgcorp.com/etvsbir08/

If you are interested in exhibiting at the workshop, or have any questions,
please contact Abby Waits, EPA, at (513) 569-7884 or waits.abby@epa.gov.

Exhibit space is limited; please indicate your interest in participating by
August 15, 2008.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

US Grants Gov 7/24/08

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:

VA
Department of Veterans Affairs
Construction of State Home Facilities
State Veterans Home Construction
Modification 6
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16869



NSF
National Science Foundation
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17423



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Food & Drug Administration
FDA SMALL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE PROGRAM (R13/U13)
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17459



DOD
Department of Defense
Air Force -- Research Lab
Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology Development Program (INVENT)
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17835



DOE
US Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Area of Interest 1: Leveraging Partnerships and Data
Analysis
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17977



DOE
US Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Area of Interest 2: Training, Technical Assistance, and
Information Dissemination
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17978



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Food & Drug Administration
HHS FDA - Special
Food Protection Rapid Response Team and Program Infrastructure Improvement Prototype Project
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=18012



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources & Services Administration
Service Area Competitions-Additional Areas
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=18127



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources & Services Administration
Service Area Competition - Additional Service Areas
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=18128

Sunday, July 20, 2008

US Grants Gov 7/21/08

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:

DOD
Department of Defense
Institute of International Education Cooperative Agreement
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42341



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Grant Program
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42350



USAID
US Agency for International Development
Jordan USAID-Amman
USAID Education Reform Support Program
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42351



USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
EMP Notice of Funds Availability for FY 2009
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42352



DOI
Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, North Atlantic Coast CESU
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42353



NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Roses 2008: Terrestrial Ecology
Modification 2
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42355



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42357



EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 7 – Request for Proposals for EPA Dedicated Water Quality Program Funding
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42358



USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
ACES-Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42359

Monday, July 14, 2008

US Grants Gov 7/014/08

From: NCER_listserver@saic.com
Date: July 14, 2008 1:45:50 PM EDT
To: ftcua8@comcast.net
Subject: Another SBIR Opportunity

Hi

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Collaboration with USDA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR Phase I Solicitation is now
closed and the next SBIR solicitation will open in March 2009. However, there
are opportunities NOW for SBIR funding of environmental technologies in the US
Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR Phase I Solicitation closing on
September 4, 2008. There are at least three possible areas of collaboration
between USDA’s SBIR topics and EPA’s technology needs. EPA technology needs
are described in the last Phase I Solicitation that is still posted on the EPA
SBIR Website. The linkages between the EPA technology needs and USDA topics
are summarized below:

EPA TECHNOLOGY NEEDS (TOPICS) Corresponding USDA TOPICS

Water and Water Monitoring USDA Topic 8.4
Biofuels and Biobased Products USDA Topic 8.8
Animal Waste Management USDA Topic 8.11

The US Department of Agriculture SBIR Phase I Solicitation closes on September
4, 2008. Small businesses should carefully read the solicitation and comply
with the proposal instructions, electronic application submission procedures,
administrative requirements and technical issues. The USDA SBIR Solicitation
is not identical with the EPA SBIR Solicitation. Businesses are submitting
proposals to USDA and only USDA (not EPA) requirements apply. EPA needs do
not correspond exactly to USDA Topics and the topic descriptions below are NOT
exact. See the USDA Solicitation for specific subtopic descriptions. Three
topic linkages are described below:

USDA Topic 8.4 (Air, Water and Soils) -- Technologies to optimize water
conservation at a watershed scale, Monitoring of surface
water and groundwater, and Improved methods for reuse of
wastewater. See Solicitation for specific details.
USDA Topic 8.8 (Biofuels and Biobased Products) -- New biobased
plastics manufacture, Sustainable production of biomass into
ethanol and biodiesel, biocatalysts and reduction of harmful
byproducts. NO corn grain ethanol technologies accepted.
USDA Topic 8.11 (Animal Manure Management) -- Better ways to handle,
collect, store, transport, treat and recycle animal manure,
Methods to reduce impacts on surface water and groundwater,
Detection and control of air emissions, and Processing of
animal manure into value-added products including biofuels and
energy.

EPA’s next SBIR Phase I Solicitation opens on March 19, 2009 and closes on May
20, 2009. Previous EPA solicitations are available on the EPA SBIR website at:
www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir. The Solicitations have different topics and provide
detailed descriptions of EPA technology needs. Questions about EPA
environmental technologies can be addressed to James Gallup, phone (202)
343-9703 or email: gallup.james@epa.gov or James Gentry, Phone (202) 343-9798
or email: gentry.james@epa.gov or April Richards, Phone (202) 343-9836 or
email: Richards.april@epa.gov. The USDA SBIR Phase I Solicitation is NOW
available at:

http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/sbir_rfa.html

Companies with questions about the suitability of research topics should
contact Dr. Charles Cleland, National Program Leader for USDA Topic 8.4
(ccleland@csrees.usda.gov or 202-401- 6852), Dr. William Goldner Leader for
USDA Topic 8.8 (wgoldner@csrees.usda.gov or 202-401- 1719) and Dr. Richard
Hegg for USDA Topic 8.11 (rhegg@csrees.usda.gov or 202-401-6550). Call any
time before the submission deadline but note that communication will become
increasingly difficult as the deadline nears. Proposals are due September 4,
2008.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

US Grants Gov 7/09/08

DOE
US Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
Research, Development, and Demonstration of Fuel Cell
Technologies for Automotive, Stationary, and Portable Power
Applications
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17781

Monday, July 7, 2008

US Grants Gov 7/7/08 Biofuels, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Biofuels

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=LyHRhGTbyLFCF1HqpTjJhmnFP7NjLrdQrzZmCcJDNT2HTvskSv6v!-1924480100

Agriculture

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=LyHRhGTbyLFCF1HqpTjJhmnFP7NjLrdQrzZmCcJDNT2HTvskSv6v!-1924480100

Climate Change

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=LyHRhGTbyLFCF1HqpTjJhmnFP7NjLrdQrzZmCcJDNT2HTvskSv6v!-1924480100

US Grants Gov 7/7/08

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:

DHS
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
FY 2008 Citizen Corps Program National Emergency Technology Guard (NET Guard) Guidance and Application Kit
Modification 2
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42069



DOL
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Technology-Based Learning (TBL) Initiative
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42087



VA
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA National Cemetery Administration
Cemetery
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42096



USAID
US Agency for International Development
Kazakhstan USAID-Almaty
TAJIKISTAN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42125



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
Pension Counseling & Information Projects
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42187



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
Open Solicitation
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42191



DOD
Department of Defense
Office of Naval Research
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND
Shoreline Repair: Point No Point and Bay Forest Theodolite Tracking Station, NAS Paxtuxent River, MD
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42213



EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Change and Allergic Airway Disease
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42215



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Immune Defense Mechanisms at the Mucosa (R21)
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42216



DOL
Department of Labor
OASAM
Ensuring Benefits in the Formal Sector in El Salvador
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42218



DOL
Department of Labor
OASAM
Ensuring Benefits in the Formal Sector in El Salvador
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42219



DOL
Department of Labor
OASAM
Ensuring Benefits in the Formal Sector in El Salvador
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42220



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Public Health Nursing
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42221



EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants FY 08
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42222



DOI
Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Assess Long-term Viability of Restored Swift Foxes in Badlands NP and western South Dakota
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=42223

Friday, July 4, 2008

SBIR - EPA - NSF

Congratulations!
Jean


On 7/1/08 2:36 PM, "Florence T. Cua" wrote:


open to proposals

We had a phase I SBIR-NCI-NIH and now a phase 2 also for Dosimetrics, 3 Dimensional Imaging

It pays to write grants. Ed Christman, MS, PhD, CHP, is the principal in the phase 2 with 5 other colleagues including me.

Begin forwarded message:

From: NCER_listserver@saic.com
Date: July 1, 2008 2:03:44 PM EDT
To: ftcua8@comcast.net
Subject: Current and upcoming SBIR Opportunities


Hi
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Opportunity for Environmental Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR Phase I Solicitation is now
closed and the next SBIR solicitation will open in March 2009. However, there
are opportunities NOW for SBIR funding of environmental technologies in the
National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I Solicitation closing on
December 4, 2008. Nearly all of EPA's technology needs are eligible under this
NSF Solicitation. EPA technology needs are described in the last Phase I
Solicitation that is still posted on the EPA SBIR Website. The linkages
between the EPA technology needs and NSF's Biotech and Chemical Technologies
(BC) topics are summarized below:

EPA TECHNOLOGY NEEDS (TOPICS) Corresponding NSF TOPICS

Innovation in Manufacturing NSF Topics A16, B10, EL
Nanotechnology NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Green Buildings NSF Topics A5, A6, A9, B5
Drinking Water NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Water and Wastewater NSF Topics A1, A3, A5, A6
Air Pollution NSF Topics A5, A6, B2
Vehicle Emissions and Biofuels NSF Topics A5, A7, B2
Waste Management NSF Topics A1, A9, B5
Monitoring and Remote Sensing NSF Topics A5, A6, EL
Homeland Security NSF Topics A3, A5, A6

The National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Solicitation closes on December
4, 2008. Small businesses should carefully read the solicitation and comply
with the proposal instructions, electronic application submission procedures,
administrative requirements and technical issues. The NSF SBIR Solicitation
is not identical with the EPA SBIR Solicitation. Businesses are submitting
proposals to NSF and only NSF (not EPA) requirements apply. Note that NSF
proposals must have sufficient commercial and technical potential substance to
justify review, and NSF projects are expected to have high-risk and high
potential commercial payback. Proposals must include at least one letter of
technology support.

EPA's next SBIR Phase I Solicitation opens on March 19, 2009 and closes on May
20, 2009. Previous EPA solicitations are available on the EPA SBIR website at:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir
The Solicitations have different topics and provide detailed descriptions of
EPA technology needs. Questions about EPA environmental technologies can be
addressed to James Gallup, phone (202) 343-9703 or email: gallup.james@epa.gov
or James Gentry, Phone (202) 343-9798 or email: gentry.james@epa.gov or April
Richards, Phone (202) 343-9836 or email: Richards.april@epa.gov. The NSF
SBIR Phase I Solicitation is NOW available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir

The NSF Program Director for the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic
is Thomas Allnutt, telephone (703) 292-7059, email: tallnutt@nsf.gov. The
NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation is available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir
Companies can talk with the Program Director at any time before the submission
deadline but note that communication will become increasingly difficult as the
deadline nears. Proposals are due December 4, 2008. The linkage between EPA
technology needs and NSF topics is summarized below. All NSF topics are in
the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic.

EPA TECHNOLOGY NEEDS (TOPICS) Corresponding NSF TOPICS

Innovation in Manufacturing NSF Topics A16, B10, EL
Nanotechnology NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Green Buildings NSF Topics A5, A6, A9, B5
Drinking Water NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Water and Wastewater NSF Topics A1, A3, A5, A6
Air Pollution NSF Topics A5, A6, B2
Vehicle Emissions and Biofuels NSF Topics A5, A7, B2
Waste Management NSF Topics A1, A9, B5
Monitoring and Remote Sensing NSF Topics A5, A6, EL
Homeland Security NSF Topics A3, A5, A6

In many cases EPA needs do not correspond exactly to NSF Topics but almost all
EPA needs can find a corresponding NSF Topic. NSF Topics are very broad and
include the descriptive phrase "technologies include but are not limited to …"
to allow small businesses to submit proposals that stimulate technological
innovation. Most environmental technologies are in the NSF Topic, Biotech and
Chemical Technologies (BC). There are also environmental technologies in the
Electronics, Components and Engineering Systems (EL) topic (e.g.,
Environmental Sensing, Remote Sensing, Semiconductor/Printed Wiring Board
Manufacture. Environmental technologies in the NSF Topic, BIOTECH AND
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES (BC), include:

Topic A1 -- Agricultural Biotechnology including pathogen and toxin
diagnostics.
Topic A3 -- Environmental Biotechnology including water and
wastewater treatment, runoff and methods to reduce human
ecological and environmental impacts.
Topic A5 -- Real World Sensors and Biosensors including microbial
sensors and tracking of microbial contamination in
wastewater treatment.
Topic A6 -- Environmental Technologies including technologies
related to improvement of the environment, monitoring
and decreasing environment impacts of humans on the
planet.
Topic A7 -- Bioenergy Technologies including biomass conversion,
biodiesel products and improvements, processing of
biofuels waste streams.
Topic A9 -- BioBased Materials including chemicals/polymers from
biobased feedstock.
Topic A16 -- Manufacturing Innovation in Biotechnology including
environmetal products
Topic B2 -- Energy Transportation and Fuels including reduction of
engine emissions and NOx reduction.
Topic B5 -- Materials for Sustainability including improved ability
to recycle a material and novel materials from recycled
materials.
Topic B10 -- Manufacturing Innovation in Chemical Technology

Other Topics: Topic BC (B6, B7) and Topic EL (A8, A12, M5, M6, O1 and
More)

The NSF Program Director for the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic
is Thomas Allnutt, telephone (703) 292-7059, email: tallnutt@nsf.gov. The
NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation is available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir
Companies can talk with the Program Director at any time before the submission
deadline but note that communication will become increasingly difficult as the
deadline nears. Proposals are due December 4, 2008.

Grants with EPA.Gov

Hi

Welcome to the NCER mailing list, Wednesday July 02, 2008 Volume 10 Number 13.

The following is a broadcast announcement listing of a new funding opportunity
sponsored in whole or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
National Center for Environmental Research (NCER). See the end of this message
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Title: Climate Change and Allergic Airway Disease

URL: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_star_climate_change.html

Open Date: 07/01/2008 - Close Date: 10/01/2008

Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and
Development, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), in cooperation
with the EPA Global Change Research Program, announces an extramural funding
competition supporting research on the impact of global change on the burden
of allergic airway disease from exposure to pollen, mold, and other
plant-derived allergens. Under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the
United States Climate Change Science Program (USCCSP) is required to undertake
scientific assessments of the potential consequences of global change for the
United States (e.g. Patz et al., 2000). Global changes encompass changes in
climate, climate variability, land-use, economic development, population
dynamics, and technology advances. EPA is interested in supporting research on
the analysis of health outcomes that may be affected by future global changes
and fostering a better understanding of the consequences of global change for
human health. Information regarding current research can be found on ORDs
National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) web site at
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/science/globalclimate/recipients.html.

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