Defense Industry Assistance Grants

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Objective

Objective

ESD offers grants in an effort to offset the costs of diversification, ultimately helping to ensure the resilience of the New York State warfighting supply chain to fluctuations in federal defense spending. 

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Overview

Overview

ESD offers grants to non-profit organizations providing assistance to small or mid-sized defense industry suppliers or early-stage defense focused companies. These grants are available for projects through which these companies will diversify their markets.

ESD conducts bi-annual reviews of applications.  Deadlines for 2018 submissions are:

  • May 18th, 2018
  • ​August 17th, 2018
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Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility for Defense Industry Assistance Grants:

  • New York State not-for-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education.

  • Applicants must partner with a New York State small or medium sized business that meets one of the criteria below.

    • Is a New York State company funded through the Department of Defense under the Small Business Innovation Research program or Small Business Technology Transfer program;

    • Eligible projects include those that assist such a manufacturer or early-stage company to diversify its existing or prospective customer base. Such projects may include but are not limited to new market identification and strategies, export training and services, product development or redesign, and training of workers as necessary to support entry into a new market.

Further eligibility requirements are defined in the grant guidelines below.
 

How to Apply

Read the guidelines for the grant program. Download, complete, and submit the application form with all required attachments. When uploading a budget, the template provided is the only accepted format. If you have questions or would like to speak with program staff to discuss potential grant projects, please email nystarsupport@esd.ny.gov.

Defense Industry Assistance Grants

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