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The Additive Technology Adoption Program seeks to infuse additive manufacturing technologies into the production processes of Connecticut manufacturers.
The program will award six matching grants of $100,000 each on a competitive basis.
Additive manufacturing is rapidly changing the way organizations design and manufacture products. Components that could not be produced just a few years ago, can now be made to high standards using a wide variety of plastic resins and metal powders. As additive manufacturing technologies have progressed, 3D printed parts are more commonly moving outside the Research and Development arena and onto the production floor. When implemented properly, additive manufacturing can significantly reduce material waste, reduce the number of production steps, the amount of inventory being held, and reduce the quantity of distinct parts needed for an assembly.
Here’s how it works:
- The window for accepting applications for this program will extend from April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021.
- A total of six $100,000 awards are expected to be announced in August 2021.
- Recipients must provide a minimum cash match of 1:1.
- Payments will be made directly to the grantee following completion of the required award documents.
- The grant application can be downloaded from this site or can be requested from the Program Administrator during the application period.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS GRANT WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM April 1 – May 31, 2021
All applications must be received no later than Midnight on Monday, May 31, 2021.
Please submit applications via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A program of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, the AMAP program is a partnership of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc (CCAT).
Want to learn more?
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants include manufacturing companies, allied service providers and other organizations that support AM. Of particular interest will be smaller-sized applicants who are adopting AM for the first time. Preference will also be given to organizations with a project that would offer the greatest benefit to Connecticut’s manufacturing capabilities. The project must be consistent with the program goals, including but not limited to, developing new technologies and growing new business in Connecticut.
- Must be a manufacturing company or allied service provider with a proven ability to be innovative and a history of successfully adopting new technologies. (An allied service provider is a company that physically interacts with a manufactured good to alter its characteristics and add value.)
- Must be located in a Connecticut or in the process of relocating to Connecticut.
- Must be operating in an appropriately zoned commercial area.
- Must evidence good standing with the DRS and DOL and other relevant state or local agencies.
- Must be registered for at least 3-years and must be generating manufacturing revenue.
- For twelve months preceding the application date, the applicant must have had at least 5 full-time employees and fewer than 300 employees in its Connecticut facilities. (For purposes of the program, a person must consistently work 35 hours or more per week in order to be considered a full-time employee).
- At least 51% of an applicant’s revenue must be generated from the sale of goods they manufacture or from allied services provided to manufacturers.
- Must have a proposed project with a minimum value of $200,000 that is worthy of funding.
- Must evidence the ability to complete the proposed project and provide the required 1:1 match.
- Must have toured CCAT’s additive manufacturing center (AMC) or have participated in one of CCAT’s additive webinar’s, workshops, or seminars within twelve months preceding the application date (either virtually or on-site).
What are the eligible uses of funds?
The AMAP program is structured to exclusively assist with the acquisition of new additive manufacturing equipment that will be integrated directly into a manufacturing process or will directly improve the productivity of a manufacturing cell or environment. All applications will be assessed to determine if the proposed use of the additive equipment is possible given the technical resources of the applicant.
Integration of the following additive technologies are among those that will be considered for funding:
- Directed Energy Deposition Machines
- Hybrid CNC Additive Manufacturing Systems
- Power Bed Fusion Machines
- Binder Jet 3D Metal Printers
- Industrial Grade and Large Scale Polymer Printers
What are the in-eligible uses of funds?
The program has specifically identified the following activity as ineligible uses of the funds:
- Acquisition of used additive manufacturing equipment.
What are the AMAP Program requirements?
- Total project value must be at least $200,000.
- A third-party vendor or service provider must be used to execute the proposed project.
- Only projects that commence after submission of your application will be considered for funding. · Applicants must match grant awards dollar for dollar.
- A site visit will likely be required of each finalist selected by the review committee.
- Companies that receive an award under this program will be required to complete two impact reports. Reports will be due 6 months and 12 months following the project’s commencement.
What information do I need to provide with my application?
- DRS Letter of Good Standing
(An official DRS letter for the most recent quarter is required; evidence of your request for this letter is not sufficient).
- DOL Letter of Good Standing
(An official DOL letter for the most recent quarter is required; evidence of your request for this letter is not sufficient).
- Vendor Quote.
- Evidence of Funding Match
- Organizational Chart
- Resumes of employees with Additive Manufacturing Experience or of those who will be involved in the proposed additive project.
How will I know if I’m being awarded an AMAP grant?
- The six awards are expected to be announced in August 2021.
- Recipients will be notified by phone on the date of their award followed by a written award letter.
- The names of the awardees will be posted on the program’s website.
Who selects the vendor or service provider?
- It is up to the applicant to select a vendor that is appropriate for the proposed project.
How will payments be made?
- Funding will be provided in the form of a check.
- Checks are issued approximately 30 days following completion of the required award documents.
Am I guaranteed a grant if my application is approved?
- The grants are subject to the availability of state funding for the program.
Interested in applying?
Questions regarding the Connecticut Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program should be directed to CTAMAP@ccat.us or by calling Paul Striebel at 860.282.4231.