Mark Booker | firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.658.8891
Washington, DC (December 5, 2022) — Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that GoodGames, based in Freeport, Maine, will be awarded $100,000 as part of its competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, to develop a disaster resilience social networking platform.
“This grant came at a great moment for us,” reflected GoodGames’ Founder and CEO Daniel Stephens. As we prepare for growth in 2023, this grant represents a welcome opportunity to take all the skills and knowledge our core team has developed, and bring all of that talent and passion to solving new problems, to connecting people in new ways that will ultimately make the world a better and safer place.”
The secure platform will focus on helping community members effectively communicate with one another, public safety organizations, and community leaders before, during, and after disasters like homeland security threats and extreme weather. The platform will also incorporate game aspects that are proven to enhance community engagement and educate community members on disaster preparedness and response measures.
This initial award is considered Phase I, or proof-of-concept funding, with the opportunity for additional Phase II funding to further develop and commercialize their technology. Learn more about EPA’s SBIR program at https://www.epa.gov/sbir.
Founded in 2020, GoodGames is a business tools and game-experience company based in Freeport, ME. The company offers a line of business solutions tools and workshops, with more in development, and a client base including government organizations and worldwide nonprofits.