Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP)
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.
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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 the 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, MassRobotics, etc.). These partnerships will provide 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 Microelectronics, Defense/Aerospace, Electrification technologies, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation; and
- Broaden impact across regional, social, economic, and racial boundaries.
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.
Frequently utilized Non-Profit partners include, but are not limited to:
- MassMEP: Lisa Oden, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MassRobotics: Tom Ryden, email@example.com
- MassHire, Southeast: Deborah Meggison, Deborah@masshiregreaternewbedford.com
- MassHire, Northeast: Maryanne Ham, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MassHire, Central: Kelley French, KFrench@masshirenorthcentralwb.com
- MassHire, West: David Cruise, email@example.com
- GBMP, Bruce Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Local economic development councils
This section contains three video submissions by former MMAP grantees. If you would like to see examples of successful submissions please view below:
In January 2022, CAM announced the first 13 manufacturers from across the Commonwealth that leveraged MMAP grants.
At the 2nd Mass. Manufacturing Mash-Up in September 2022, the CAM announced the second round of 15 MMAP grantees.
Questions? If you have questions regarding the MMAP program, email email@example.com.