Federal Programs

This page lists some federal programs that may be relevant to American manufacturing community stakeholders.

Interagency coordinated opportunities:

Some federal agencies are working together to present relevant multi agency opportunities together. AMCC encourages these efforts.

USDA/EDA guide for rural communities

EDA programs:

The Build to Scale Program On October 5, 2022 the U.S. department of commerce announces 51 “Build to Scale” grats totaling $47 million to fuel innovation and tech-based economic development.

Build Back Better Regional Challenge ($1 billion)

Good Jobs Challenge ($500 million)

Economic Adjustment Assistance Challenge ($500 million)

Indigenous Communities Challenge ($100 million)

Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants ($750 million)

Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks Grants ($90 million)

The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program is in its third year. So far 17 manufacturing communities have been designated and funded and it is expected this annual competition will continue next year.  

The Department of Energy LEAP Program is working to build two-way relationships with organizations.

Here is the announcement of 51 Small Business Administration (SBA) grantees across the nation for their community navigator pilot program. If one is in your region and you haven’t done so already, consider talking to these grantees about new and/or expanded collaborations.

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