DoD funding available for environmental research and development regarding PFAS


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, specifically regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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 groundwater, surface water, and wastewater. SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following focused statements of need in environmental restoration:

  • Innovative approaches for treatment of waste derived from PFAS subsurface investigations
  • Defining knowledge gaps in the understanding of PFAS in the subsurface.

Proposals are due to SERDP by 2 p.m. ET on October 19, 2017, and will be selected through a competitive process. Detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website.

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