Manufacturing Technology Advancement Grants and Defense Industry Assistance Grants

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Objective

Objective

ESD offers grants to small manufacturers, early-stage companies, and non-profit organizations providing such companies with innovation assistance. Grants are available for projects in which companies will advance or adopt particular emerging manufacturing technologies or projects through which defense industry suppliers will diversify their markets.

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Overview

Overview

ESD offers grants to small manufacturers, early-stage companies, and non-profit organizations providing such companies with innovation assistance. Grants are available for projects in which companies will advance or adopt particular emerging manufacturing technologies, or projects through which defense industry suppliers will diversify their markets.

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Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility for Manufacturing Technology Advancement Grants:

  • New York State small and mid-sized manufacturers
  • New York State non-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education, providing innovation-related consulting or other services to such small and mid-sized manufacturers
  • Eligible projects include those involving the adoption of, or advancement of, new technologies related to integrated photonics, advanced composites, digital manufacturing or additive manufacturing

Eligibility for Defense Industry Assistance Grants:

  • New York State small and mid-sized manufacturers demonstrating 30% or more business revenue from Department of Defense-derived contracts, at any supply chain tier
  • New York State early-stage companies with new technologies that are targeting the defense sector as their initial market
  • New York State non-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education, providing innovation-related consulting or other services to such manufacturers and early stage companies
  • 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 to which you are applying. 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 about these programs or would like to speak with program staff to discuss potential grant projects, please email nystarsupport@esd.ny.gov.