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ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 28, 2021—The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental  Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and  development in the Environmental Restoration program area. SERDP invests across the broad  spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced technology development. The development  and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks, and  time required to resolve environmental problems while, at the same time, enhancing and sustaining  military readiness. 

The Environmental Restoration program area focuses on remediating and managing contaminated lands  on current and former military installations. It supports the development of innovative technologies to  characterize, remediate, and scientifically manage contaminants in soil, sediments, and ground, surface  and wastewater. SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following focused Statements of  Need (SONs) in Environmental Restoration: 

- Transformation of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Found in Soil and Groundwater at AFFF Impacted Sites 

- Improved Management of Stormwater Impacts at Department of Defense Facilities 

- Improved Understanding of Concrete and Asphalt Impacted by Historical Releases of  AFFF 

- Attenuation Mechanisms and Degradation Kinetics of Minor Components of Common  Groundwater Contaminant Mixtures 

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 SON will be selected through a competitive process.  All pre-proposals are due to SERDP January 6, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. ET. The SONs and detailed  instructions are available on the SERDP website. 

Learn More About Funding Available Through SERDP 

Participate in the webinar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” conducted by SERDP Executive Director  Dr. Herb Nelson, Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson, and the SERDP Program Managers on November  10, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. This briefing will offer valuable information for those who are  interested in new funding opportunities with SERDP. During the online seminar, participants may ask  questions about the funding process, the current SERDP solicitation, and the proposal submission  process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the  SERDP Support Office at or by telephone at 571-372-6565.