April Richards

Program Manager, SBIR

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

April Richards is the Program Manager of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s SBIR program focuses on developing and commercializing technologies needed to address high-priority environmental issues in areas such as manufacturing, pollution prevention, water treatment, air pollution control, climate change, environmental monitoring, and homeland security. She has worked as a fellow on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where she provided technical expertise on environmental issues. She worked for five years in private industry with an environmental engineering consulting firm in Florida primarily in the area of drinking water treatment. She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and is a professional engineer.