Grant Solicitation for MMAP FY'23

Grant Solicitation for MMAP FY'23
 

Solicitation No. 2023-CAM-01

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“Mass Tech Collaborative” or “MassTech”), on behalf of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing ("CAM") is issuing this Request for Proposals for state cost share to support manufacturing projects (Solicitation No.2022-CAM-03) (the “Solicitation” or “Solicitation”) from qualified manufacturers (“Respondents”) located within the Commonwealth’s borders, as part of the state’s on-going commitment to the manufacturing industry. Respondents will be competing against each other for funds dedicated to manufacturing expansion grants to accelerate company growth. The submissions of all Respondents shall be compared and evaluated pursuant to the evaluation criteria set forth in this Solicitation.

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (“MMAP”) provides capital cost share up to $250,000 for projects located within the Commonwealth’s borders, as part of the state’s on-going commitment to the manufacturing industry.

The program aims to help Massachusetts-based small to medium sized manufacturers prepare their businesses to meet the demands of Industry 4.0 and the manufacturing of new technologies and innovations that align with key industries in the Commonwealth, including semiconductor, defense and aerospace, battery technologies and additive manufacturing.

The MMAP program:

  • Provides CAPITAL: Through necessary capital equipment purchases, a manufacturer will have access to new supply chain connections, new opportunities, and growth.
  • Creates PARTNERSHIPS: This program aims to make connections between manufacturers and non-profit partners to help build an ecosystem of support for our manufacturers to collaborate and rely on. These partnerships will provide assistance through technical support, workforce development support, business connections, or other means of assistance, depending on the partner, to help manufacturers drive efficiencies and scale their business.

It is a requirement that a company collaborate with a non-profit, academic or quasi state agency partner to receive funding. Non-profit partners include academic institutions of higher learning (except for state academic institutions), or a non-profit such as Mass Robotics, MassHire workforce boards, or MassMEP, or other quasi state agencies.

Full details included in the RFP linked below.

Team Lead:

Christine Nolan, proposals@masstech.org
RFP Issued: May 9, 2022
Informational Webinar | View Recording May 16, 2022
Questions Due May 17, 2022
Answers to Questions Posted May 20, 2022
Responses Due June 24, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. EST
   

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