The ESTCP FY 2016 Solicitation was released January 8, 2015 . Researchers from Federal organizations, universities, and private industry could apply for ESTCP funding. All proposals responded to a Topic Area associated with the solicitation. ESTCP projects are formal demonstrations in which innovative technologies are rigorously evaluated. ESTCP demonstrations are conducted at DoD facilities and sites to document improved efficiency, reduced liability, improved environmental outcomes, enhanced resilience, and cost savings.