Federal Programs

Strengthening American manufacturing and the ecosystem of support it demands, requires access to a vast, evolving, and never ending set of activities and best practices for continuous improvement that can be useful to a wide range of public and private stakeholders in every region of the nation. So far, this “Resources” page is a small, nascent, piecemeal approach to sharing some resources that we think might add some value.

As the AMCC Community of Practice evolves and we build out this section of the website, we are asking you here, now, and going forward to give us your input on 1) are the resources below helpful? and, 2) what resources would you like to see in this section of the website? Please send any feedback and suggestions to David Van Siclen, david.vansiclen@amccmail.org Thank you!

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.