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The Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) provides cost-shared funding to pursue innovative technology R&D and increase energy efficiency across the manufacturing sector. Solicitations may involve collaborative partnerships among manufacturers, universities, suppliers, national labs, and others. Funding is awarded through an open, competitive process. Project selections are based on merit-based criteria that emphasize potential energy, environmental, and economic benefits. A variety of funding opportunities are available to manufacturers from OAM and other organizations.

Note: Official notices of solicitations can be found at  This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.

Open Opportunities

Notice of Intent: CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute

CHIPS for America is investing at least $200 million in a CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute to create the first-of-its-kind digital twin institute to lead the world in revolutionizing semiconductor and advanced packaging manufacturing.   

CHIPS for America’s Eric Forsythe, Director of the CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute, will provide a briefing about the program’s vision, strategy, and next steps on February 2, 2024, at 3:00 pm ET. Webinar participants must register in advance. 

CHIPS for America will host a virtual Industry Day on February 12, 2024, at 12:30 pm ET. Learn more and register here.

Closed Opportunities

Manufacturing USA Workforce, Education and Vibrant Ecosystems (WEAVE) Public Service Awards

Through this Workforce, Education, and Vibrant Ecosystems (WEAVE) funding opportunity, NIST invites eligible Manufacturing USA institutes to propose high-impact public service projects to support vibrant and inclusive advanced manufacturing ecosystems that promote domestic production of institute-developed advanced manufacturing technologies and equitable access to good jobs.

Rapid Assistance (for) Coronavirus Economic Response (RACER) Grant Program

In this opportunity NIST invites AFFOA, AIM Photonics, America Makes, ARM, BioFabUSA, BioMADE, CESMII, CyManII, IACMI, LIFT, MxD, NextFlex, PowerAmerica, RAPID, & REMADE Manufacturing USA institutes to propose high-impact projects designed to fund awards for research, development, and testbeds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Roadmap (MfgTech) Grant Program Funding Opportunity

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking applications to develop technology roadmaps for promising advanced manufacturing clusters. These grants will establish new or strengthen existing industry-driven consortia that address high-priority research challenges to grow advanced manufacturing in the United States

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Fast-Track for American Rescue Plan Act Funds

NIST has released a new SBIR funding opportunity funded through the American Rescue Plan. Awards will be made to support the purposes of the American Rescue Plan for ‘research, development, and testbeds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The Fast-Track competition requires both Phase I and Phase II applications to be submitted together.

Created August 4, 2016, Updated January 31, 2024