State Manufacturing Leadership
Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)
To support States in accelerating the deployment of smart manufacturing and high-performance computing technologies across the small- and medium-sized manufacturing firm (SMM) base.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
This program provides financial assistance in support of State programs to (1) provide assistance to SMMs to implement smart manufacturing technologies and practices and (2) facilitate access to high performance computing (HPC) resources for SMMs.
Smart manufacturing technologies identify opportunities for optimizing energy management, energy productivity, and energy efficiency. Employing these technologies allows SMMs to monitor energy use of the facility and equipment, use predictive modeling to test out alternative processes, and make improvements that increase performance and productivity—all while creating energy savings.
See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
DOE is compiling a “Teaming Partner List” to facilitate the formation of new project teams for this FOA. The Teaming Partner List allows organizations who may wish to participate on an application to express their interest to other applicants and to explore potential partnerships.