NEA Research Labs
Rita Boggs, a former nun and Physical Chemist, founded American Research and Testing Inc. in 1982. Barbara Belmont was her Lab Director and President from 2008 to 2008. The company was initially focused on material testing to ensure quality and troubleshooting. Over time, it broadened its services and developed expertise in custom chemical analysis and VOC compliance testing. Rita Boggs died in 2019,
To apply for funding through NEA Research Labs, applicants must first demonstrate the need for their proposed research. In order to be considered, the applicant organization must show how the grant will benefit the public. To be considered, an organization should be focused on social problems facing American society, not just a particular group of people.