The grant will fund a project to remove contaminants from urban storm water at the source, which will shorten water treatment time and make the process of providing clean and safe water more efficient.
The P3 program is a two-phase research grants program that challenges students to research, develop, and design projects addressing environmental and public health challenges. Phase I serves as a “proof of concept,” in which teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea and showcase their research in the spring at EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo. These teams will then be eligible to compete for a Phase II grant of up to $75,000 to implement their design in a real-world setting.
Past P3 winners have started businesses based on ideas and products developed through their P3 project.