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Deadline: October 28, 2016

Environmental Protection Agency: Smart City Air Challenge

The Smart City Air Challenge was established to encourage communities to deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and manage the resulting data. Most sensors aren’t ready for regulatory use, but they’re developing rapidly, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to be ready to deal with the tremendous amount of data they’ll provide. Communities will create innovative strategies for collecting and managing data. The Smart City Air Challenge will intends to award seed money, so the communities are encouraged to leverage opportunities with sensor manufacturers, data management companies, and others.

Amount: Up to $40,000 each will be awarded to two communities. After a year, EPA will evaluate the accomplishments and collaboration of the two communities and award up to an additional $10,000 to each community.

Eligibility: Any group is eligible as long as it includes a U.S. local governmental party as a partner and all members of the team are over 15. A community is defined as anything from neighborhoods to counties and tribes.

Link: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/smart-city-air-challenge/

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