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Manufacturing USA Technology Roadmap (MFGTech) Program

Below summarizes the funding opportunity, refer to the posted NOFO for more details.

What is this funding opportunity? 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. The emphasis of this NOFO is on technology roadmapping in areas of critical interest to the nation, including technology areas appropriate for potential future Manufacturing USA institutes.

The NOFO is published on www.grants.gov at this URL https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334211

How much is available? Approximately $2 M will be available for this grant program. Anticipating making Individual awards up to $300,000 each with a project performance period of up to 18 months.

Who is eligible?  All domestic non-Federal entities including accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States (including U.S. territories); and state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments.  See posted NOFO for more details.

How do I submit a proposal? Please submit your proposals via www.grants.gov under Funding Opportunity Number 2021-NIST-MfgTech-01.

Funding Instrument: Cooperative Agreement

Any Cost Sharing Requirements?  No
Non-federal cost share is not required for awards issued pursuant to the NOFO.

Competition Timeline
Below is an outline of the key steps along with the target timing of each. These actions will take place over the next several months. Updates and changes will be posted to this site as needed.

  • Publication of NOFO in Grants.gov – June 17, 2021
  • Information Webinar – June 25, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern Time
  • Application Deadline – August 17, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • Award Announcement – TBD
  • Award Issued – TBD

Resources
The following resources are currently available:

Webinar Information Session - June 25, 2021 @ 2 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will provide general information regarding this program and offer general guidance on preparing proposals. NIST staff will answer general questions (scope, eligibility, evaluation criteria, review process, deadlines).  They will not critique or provide feedback on any specific project ideas during the webinar or at any time before proposal submission.

Webinar participation is not required to submit an application. Organizations wishing to participate in the webinar must register in advance by sending email to manufacturingusa [at] nist.gov with “MfgTech Roadmap Webinar” in the subject line.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Applicants must submit questions in writing to manufacturingusa [at] nist.gov “2021-NIST-MfgTech-01 questions“ in the subject line. Answers to such written questions submitted to NIST OAM may be made available to the public as part of an FAQ document, which will be periodically updated on this page.

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Created January 11, 2021, Updated July 22, 2021