Notice of Funding Opportunity: State Manufacturing Leadership Program

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The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today announced $50 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to ensure that smart manufacturing technologies and high-performance computing are more accessible by domestic manufacturing firms. The State Manufacturing Leadership Program aims to remove existing barriers that prevent innovative, data-driven tools and technologies from being used by small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). These critical tools will allow SMMs to increase production efficiency and play key roles in bolstering the domestic manufacturing base.

Widespread deployment of smart manufacturing is key to achieving the President’s goal of a net-zero economy by 2050 and will help to secure America’s global leadership in manufacturing for decades to come.

About the State Manufacturing Leadership Program:

To facilitate access to high-performance computing resources for small and medium manufacturers; and to provide financial assistance to small and medium manufacturers to implement smart manufacturing technologies and practices.

DOE seeks applications for programs that will be self-sustaining long-term. Competitive funding awards of up to $2 million per state will be made over an up-to three-year period. States will be required to provide a cost match of at least 30% of the award.

An informational webinar on the State Manufacturing Leadership Program funding opportunity will be held on April 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET.  Full applications are due on May 30, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET.  Learn more by visiting DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains.

Expanding Industrial Assessment Centers Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) are geographically located across the United States. Each of the 37 centers plays a pivotal role in the development of the workforce for the manufacturing sector, including training for facility-level energy efficiency improvements to increasing the productivity of processes and operations.
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DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Provisions led by the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains: