Advanced Manufacturing Project

This Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO or Announcement) announces the anticipated availability of funding for the MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Project (“AMP”), and solicits competitive applications for four (4) AMP awards that must be located within any of the 50 U. S. States or Puerto Rico.

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AMP awards will be used to identify, screen, promote, refer minority business enterprises (MBEs) to specialized advanced manufacturing programs (e.g., the NIST Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), and to provide technical and business development services.

The technical assistance and business development services will generate increased financing and contract opportunities for MBEs and will assist MBEs in creating and retaining jobs.

The AMP will also assess regulatory changes pertaining to manufacturing in domestic and global markets, economic impact and need for minority manufacturers.

AMP will educate federal, state, local government and private sector entities on ways to expand resources and to use minority manufacturers.
Related Programs

Minority Business Resource Development

Department of Commerce


Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
For-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, Native American Tribes and educational institutions are eligible to apply to operate an AMP.

Successful applicants will possess experience in assisting advanced manufacturing minority firms in obtaining large scale contracts/procurements and financing awards; accessing established supply chains; educating and assisting minority firms in joint ventures, teaming arrangements, mergers and acquisitions; minority business advocacy; policy analysis; and facilitating entry and large scale transactions in global markets.

It is also anticipated that the mission of successful applicant organizations will align with both the mission of MBDA and the AMP objectives.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Ms. Joann J. Hill, Chief MBDA Office of Business Development U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W. Room 5079 Washington, DC 20230 Tel: 202-482-1940 Nakita Chambers MBDA Program Manager U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitut

Agency Email Description:
Work

Agency Email:
nchambers@mbda.gov

Date Posted:
2016-05-04

Application Due Date:
2016-06-17

Archive Date:
2016-07-17


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