NIST Grants Available for Manufacturers Through CARES

NIST Grants Available for Manufacturers Through CARES

April 1, 2020

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and is seeking applications from Manufacturing USA institutes for high-impact projects designed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturing USA is a group of 14 advanced manufacturing institutes each with a distinct technology focus and a common goal to secure the future of US manufacturing through innovation, education, and collaboration. The institutes make up a network of public-private partnerships that work with academic and private sector manufacturing organizations on research and development and manufacturing skills training.

Using money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, NIST anticipates funding individual projects at a level of approximately $250,000 - $10 million during a performance period of 12 - 18 months. An application deadline has not been established, but an amendment to the NOFO will be published 90 days prior to a closing date.


NIST News Release 
NIST Funding Manufacturing Institutes to Support Pandemic Response | March 31, GAITHERSBURG, Md | CONTACT: Jennifer Huergo

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2020-NIST-MFGUSA-NEAP-01 | Grants Notice

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