Opportunity number
Department of Commerce (DOC)
NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program
Due date
October 05, 2020
Advanced Manufacturing COVID-19
Project funding
$250,000 - $10M
Funding size
Up to $10M

NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program

RFP Summary provided by the agency

Collectively, Manufacturing USA institutes have over 2,000 member institutions including small manufacturers, two-thirds of Fortune 50 U.S. manufacturers, and nearly every top ranked research and engineering university in the United States. Its network of research and development institutes that engage with these industry-led institutions positions it well to distribute high-impact funding into existing efforts in the manufacturing sector to both stimulate the US economy and to support efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises.

Projects should focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects may include medical countermeasures; non-medical countermeasures; leveraging institute capabilities to strengthen state and community resilience; grants to companies and technical support to accelerate productions of critical materials, equipment, and supplies; creation of additional production facilities; technology road mapping for pandemic response and recovery; reshoring the manufacture of critical conventional drugs and ensuring supply chain for critical materials related to pandemic response; or workforce development and training for a skilled advanced manufacturing workforce.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of potential proposal topics, but examples. Any proposals responsive to public needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?


How do you submit to this opportunity?

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Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

NIST invites applications from current Manufacturing USA institutes not receiving financial assistance under Section 1741(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 ((Pub. L. 116-92, December 20, 2019), to be codified at 15 U.S.C. § 278s(e)) at the time of proposal submission. An institute may work individually or may include proposed subawards to other institutes and/or proposed contracts with other organizations as part of the applicant’s proposal.

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