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Notice of Funding Opportunity: CHIPS National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP) Materials and Substrates Research and Development

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Mandatory concept papers for this funding opportunity were due on April 12, 2024.

Concept papers received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Review of the concept papers and feedback to applicants is expected to be completed on or about May 10, 2024.

Please visit the CHIPS R&D funding page for information on other opportunities.

On February 28, 2024, CHIPS for America  issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to seek applications for research and development (R&D) activities that will establish and accelerate domestic capacity for advanced packaging substrates and substrate materials, a key technology for manufacturing semiconductors. The CHIPS for America program anticipates approximately $300 million in funding innovation across multiple technologies ranging from semiconductor-based to glass and organics. This is the first NOFO released by the CHIPS for America R&D program office, and the third NOFO released overall by CHIPS for America. 

CHIPS National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP) Funding Opportunity

Read the full text of the funding opportunity (PDF) for more information. 

FAQ: CHIPS R&D Research Security and Technology Protection (PDF)

FAQ: International Engagement in CHIPS R&D Programs (PDF)

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

CHIPS Technology Protection Guidebook (PDF)

CHIPS R&D Commercial Viability and Domestic Production (CVDP) Plan Guidebook (PDF)

Read more on the vision for the CHIPS NAPMP. 

CHIPS NAPMP Funding Opportunity Application Process:

Through this NOFO, the NAPMP program seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Accelerate domestic R&D and innovation in advanced packaging materials and substrates;
  2. Translate domestic materials and substrate innovation into U.S. manufacturing, such that these technologies are available to U.S. manufacturers and customers, including to significantly benefit U.S. economic and national security;
  3. Support the establishment of a robust, sustainable, domestic capacity for advanced packaging materials and substrate R&D, prototyping, commercialization, and manufacturing; and
  4. Promote a skilled and diverse pipeline of workers for a sustainable domestic advanced packaging industry.

There are two main components to this application:  

Mandatory Concept Paper: Applicants will be asked to submit a concept paper. Concept papers were due on April 12, 2024.  

  • Eligible applicants can only submit one concept plan paper under this NOFO.  
  • No entity may be included as a subrecipient on more than two concept papers.
  • Concept plans received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered.  

Full Application Process: Full proposals are due July 3, 2024.

  • Full applications will only be accepted from applicants who were invited to submit a full application after review of their mandatory concept paper. 

Additional resources for the advanced packaging substrates and substrate materials funding opportunity:

CHIPS Technology Protection Guidebook (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

CHIPS NAPMP Vision Paper (PDF)

Learn about additional CHIPS for America R&D funding opportunities.

Created February 26, 2024, Updated April 13, 2024