Manufacturing Emergency Response Team Funding Application

The Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT), as part of a coordinated response between academic, industry, and government, has provided this form as the method by which manufactures may request funding from the Commonwealth to support the expansion of their production capabilities to make PPE equipment. 

Applicants must read the program guidelines before submitting an application.

 

Section a: Request Reasonableness

Answers to the following questions will allow for the M-ERT to assess if the applicant is requesting a reasonable amount of funding related to the production increase promised in the application.


Request for Funds

If requesting funding for workforce training, for the purpose of PPE production, do you expect to use the funding to do any of the following employment changes:

  • retrain existing workers,

  • onboard and train new hires, or

  • train temporary workers for the purpose of PPE production?

Please note: training may include both formal training from external experts and informal training by other employees (e.g. on the job training or shadowing).

Request - Budget Details

Please provide a list of equipment and/or workforce training expected for this grant. Please provide all detail on other requests.

Equipment and Workforce Budget

Section b: Legitimacy of the Request

Answers to the following questions will allow for the M-ERT to assess if the ability of the applicant to produce promised materials. This will include a review of the production capacity form.

Company Capacity

If No, please fill out the form here.

Section c: Production of Priority Item

Answers to the following question will allow for the M-ERT to assess if the applicant making invasive or multifunctional ventilators (FDA certified), N95 Respirators, or Surgical Masks will be given preference. (Others items may be considered priority as we get guidance from the demand group of the M-ERT)

Section d: Production Amount

Answers to the following questions will allow for the M-ERT to assess if the applicant will produce an increased amount of PPE, the larger quantities will be given preference.
 

Section e: Production Timeline

Answers to the following questions will allow for the M-ERT to assess if the applicant will produce an increased amount of PPE rapidly, the shorter timelines to production will be given preference.
 

Section f: Other