Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP)

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Looking to Grow and Scale Your Business?

Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) can help.

 

The Commonwealth’s MMAP program aims to help Massachusetts-based small to medium sized manufacturers prepare their businesses to meet the demands of Industry 4.0 and the manufacturing of new technologies and innovations that align with key industries in the Commonwealth. Grant funding can be used for capital expenditures under GAAP. 
 

Timeline:

Applications Open - May 9, 2022

Informational Webinar - May 16, 2022 | View Recording

Responses Due - June 24, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m. EST

How MMAP Works

The MMAP runs annually, utilizing a streamlined application and approval process to ease the burden on manufacturers and to create an immediate impact on your company's growth.

  • Provides CAPITAL: Through necessary capital equipment purchases, you, as manufacturer, will have access to new supply chain connections, new opportunities and growth. (For what qualifies as capital, refer to the procurement page)
  • Creates PARTNERSHIPS: This program aims to make connections between manufacturing and non-profit partners (such as MassMEP, Academic Institutions, MassHire, Economic Development Councils, and MassRobotics, etc.). These partnerships will provide with assistance through technical support, workforce development support, business connections, or other means of assistance, depending on the partner, to help manufacturers drive efficiencies and scale their business.

Priorities will be given to projects that:

  • Align with key industries within the state, which include semiconductor, battery technologies, additive manufacturing and the defense and aerospace industries.; and
  • Broaden impact across regional, social, economic, and racial boundaries.

Funds Available

The maximum grant award per manufacturer is $250,000.

A 1:1 minimum cost share is required by the manufacturer.

Projects will be judged by an independent panel of ecosystem experts. Final award decisions are made by the Mass Tech Collaborative after reviewing expert recommendations.

MMAP Application and Review Criteria

Below is the key judging criteria.

  • New jobs created; and
  • Demonstrates operational improvements, efficiences, and progression towards Industry 4.0.
  • New markets and customers enabled by new capabilities;
  • Collaboration with ecosystem partners to help drive support, business connections, and growth
  • Minimum of 1:1 cost share;
  • Align with annual list of key industries;
  • Applications that include elements that contribute to geographic, social, racial and economically equitable outcomes.
  • Workforce training plan outlined; and
  • Career growth opportunities or pathways.

 

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Questions? If you have questions regarding the process for accessing the MMAP program, email proposals@masstech.org. We will do our best to respond quickly. 

 

Previous Funding Cycle: The first funding cycle 1 is closed, but see how 13 manufacturers from across the Commonwealth have leveraged this grant.