US EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet Award


US EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet Award

US EPA 2019 People, Prosperity and the Planet Informational Webinar

November 8, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Presentation will be livestreamed as a webinar via Adobe Connect

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Meeting Information

Join us for an informational webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 16th 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 unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn about the P3 Program
  • Review topics of open 2018-2019 P3 Phase I RF
  • Learn how to apply for a P3 grant
  • Share frequently asked questions

2018-2019 P3 Research Topic Areas:

  • Air Quality
  • Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities
  • Chemical Safety

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 Dec. 11, 2018.

The P3 award competition is a two-phase team contest. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for $25,000 grants to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, the teams have the opportunity to attend the National Student Design Expo (NSDE) to showcase their research projects. Phase II grants are then awarded to student teams through a competitive process based on their Phase I projects. This final award is an opportunity for grant funding up to $100,000 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.