The Industrial Research and Assessment Center Implementation Grants are designed to fund upgrades for small- and medium-sized manufacturers that have been recommended in an assessment from made in Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) assessments and/or DOE Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) assessments – including what are now called “Onsite Energy TAP” assessments – and, once qualified, other assessments submitted previously for qualification as “IAC-equivalent.”‍

The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Implementation Grant Program (Implementation Grant Program) is designed to provide up to $400 million in grants, funded by section 40521 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to implement recommendations made in Industrial Assessment Center or Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership assessments since 2018 and recommendations made in assessments that DOE has deemed equivalent may be eligible (more information coming soon).

The IAC implementation grants will bolster the U.S. manufacturing base by making grants available to support projects that modernize SMMs’ facilities with improved energy and material efficiency, enhanced cybersecurity, and increased use of smart and advanced manufacturing technologies to reduce waste and pollution, while increasing productivity. 

Learn more about the awardees.

Overview:

Office:

Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains

New Program:

Yes

Funding amount:

$400,000,000

Funding Mechanism:

Grant

Recipients:

Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Period of Availability:

Available until expended

Program Announcement:

The IAC Implementation Grants funding opportunity also has been reopened for applications with a total initial funding envelope of $80 million and will now operate on a rolling basis: applications from eligible SMMs for implementation grants may be submitted at any time throughout the next year (as funds are available) and will be reviewed quarterly, with a current application deadline of March 31, 2024. To learn more about the application process and to apply, click here.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed quarterly. The deadline to be include in the next quarterly review cycle is March 31, 2024, at 5 pm ET.  

An Objective Strategic Session (OSS) question and answer session will be held monthly.

  • February 15, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET: Register here.
  • March 14, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET: Register here.

More Information:

For eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers to (i) improve energy efficiency; material efficiency; cybersecurity; or productivity; or reduce waste production; greenhouse gas emissions; or non-greenhouse gas pollution.

Register for an informational “office hours” question and answer session that will be held virtually: 

Grant applications can be submitted year-round. To be considered in the next review cycle, please submit no later than March 31, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET.
 

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