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Funding Available - Environmental Restoration

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 25, 2018—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 waste water. SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following focused Statements of Need (SONs) in Environmental Restoration:

  • Biodegradation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Found in Aqueous Film Forming Foams
  • Development of Passive Sampling Methodologies for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • Development of Analytical Methods to Assess Leaching and Mobility of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Soils, Sediments, and Solid Wastes
  • Quantitative Groundwater Plume Characterization to Support Transition Assessments
  • Forensic Methods for Source Tracking and Allocation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 SON will be selected through a competitive process. All pre-proposals are due to SERDP by January 8, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. ET. The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website.



Participate in the webinar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” conducted by SERDP Executive Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson on November 13, 2018, 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. The second part of the webinar will provide an overview of the 2018 SERDP and ESTCP Chlorinated Solvents Workshop, with a particular focus on the resulting FY 2020 SERDP Statements of Need. 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.