Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program

The summary for the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Office of Economic Adjustment, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program: The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, authorized under Section 846 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, is designed to undertake long-term investments in critical skills, facilities, research and development, and small business support in order to strengthen the national security innovation and manufacturing base in designated defense manufacturing communities. The program also seeks to ensure complementarity of those communities so designated with existing defense manufacturing institutes. DoD Manufacturing Institutes are manufacturing ecosystems established since 2014, with common manufacturing and design challenges revolving around specific technologies. So far, the DoD has established eight (8) Manufacturing Institutes. (For complete roster of existing defense manufacturing institutes see link at: The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program is designed to recognize communities that demonstrate best practices in attracting and expanding defense manufacturing by bringing together key local stakeholders and using long-term planning that integrates targeted public and private investments across a community's entire defense industrial ecosystem. Interactions within and between these elements can create assets upon which many firms can draw and that are fundamental in promoting the defense sector's development but which are otherwise not adequately addressed by the private sector. Thus, well-designed public investment is crucial to building a self-sustaining ecosystem that attracts private investment from new and existing manufacturers and leads to a broad-based increase in manufacturing resilience and regional prosperity across the sector, the region and the nation.
Federal Grant Title: Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Economic Adjustment (DOD-OEA)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: OEA-20-F-0004
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.600
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 12th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: July 12th, 2020
Posted Date: June 11th, 2020
Creation Date: June 11th, 2020
Archive Date: August 11th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $25,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: June 26th, 2020
Category Explanation
This notice announces an opportunity to obtain Defense Manufacturing Community (DMC) designation and funding under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP). The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment approved the program on May 21, 2020. This notice outlines a two-step process; first, regional manufacturing consortia will compete to receive designation as a Defense Manufacturing Community; second, the most competitive Defense Manufacturing Communities will then be invited to submit a grant application to the Office of Economic Adjustment. This notice includes proposal requirements, the deadline for submitting proposals, and the criteria that will be used to select proposals for designation as Defense Manufacturing Communities and funding under this Program.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
For full details on eligibility see attached Final Federal Funding Opportunity notice (.pdf format) attached here. Proposals for designation as a Defense Manufacturing Community must be submitted by a “Lead Organization” on behalf of a regional manufacturing consortium as part of the proposal being invited. A “lead organization” may be any of the entities identified in the attached FFO (Section A). For the purposes of this announcement a “consortium” is a collection of associated assets focused on common challenge in defense manufacturing or defense-related technology. These consortia represent active networks of similar, synergistic or complementary organizations engaged in a particular defense manufacturing industry sector or vertical, with active channels for business transactions, communications, dialogue and workforce development, that share specialized infrastructure, labor markets and services. While consortia are generally located within a specific and geographically-bounded region, this does not preclude the inclusion of a member or organization with significant and relevant capabilities and capacities which are outside of the geographic region of the majority of the consortia members, but which nevertheless complement the work of the consortia.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
DMCS Program Information
Grant Announcement Contact
Douglas E. Brown
Phone 571-565-5200
Mr. Douglas E. Brown, Office of Economic Adjustment
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