On March 31, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $50 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to accelerate the use of Smart Manufacturing technologies through providing access to tools and assistance.
The State Manufacturing Leadership Program supports new or expanded state programs that enable small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM) to increase their use of Smart Manufacturing and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and tools. Smart Manufacturing technologies provide real-time data and insight that SMMs can use to reduce costs by optimizing energy management, productivity, and energy efficiency. HPC resources can enable dramatically faster and more accurate modeling, simulation, and data analysis to solve technological problems and reduce costly “trial and error” steps during development. The Program will provide up to $2 million to states on a competitive basis over a three-year term and will require at least a 30% cost match.
Additional information about the Program and instructions for joining the Program’s Teaming Partner List can be found in the Clean Energy Infrastructure eXCHANGE. This program is supported by DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains.