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 Local Defense Community Cooperation, 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 (PL 115-232), 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. The program also seeks to ensure complementarity of those communities so designated with existing Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Defense Manufacturing Institutes are manufacturing ecosystems established since 2014, with common manufacturing and design challenges revolving around specific technologies. To date, the Department of Defense has established nine (9) Manufacturing Institutes - (For complete roster of all existing manufacturing institutes, see link at
Federal Grant Title: Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (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: OLDCC-22-F-0001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.600
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 19th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: July 19th, 2022
Posted Date: May 20th, 2022
Creation Date: May 20th, 2022
Archive Date: August 18th, 2022
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: July 1st, 2022
Category Explanation
This notice announces an opportunity to obtain Defense Manufacturing Community designation and funding under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program for Fiscal Year 2022. This notice includes proposal submission requirements, instructions, eligibility and selection criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals. The Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment approved this program on May 19, 2022. This notice outlines the first of a two-step process to potentially receive funding under this program. The amount of funds available for this program will be identified following enactment of an appropriation Fiscal Year 2022. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (P.L. 117-103) provides $30 million for 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 - 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 C). 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
Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program Webpage
Grant Announcement Contact
Hiwot Gebremariam
Phone 703-679-2901
Contact Email Address
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