Additive Manufacturing Grant Applications Open April 1

03.26.2021
Manufacturing

Connecticut’s new Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program will begin accepting applications April 1.

The program will award six matching grants of $100,000 to assist manufacturers with the adoption of new additive manufacturing technologies.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2021 with the awards announced in August.

Successful applicants must provide a minimum one-to-one cash match to receive the grant, with payments made directly to grantees following completion of required award documents.

Other grant eligibility requirements include:

  • Manufacturing company or allied service provider with a proven ability to be innovative and a history of successfully adopting new technologies
  • Located in a Connecticut or in the process of relocating to Connecticut
  • Operating in an appropriately zoned commercial area
  • Good standing with the Department of Revenue Services, the Department of Labor, and other relevant state or local agencies
  • Registered for at least three years and generating manufacturing revenue
  • For 12 months preceding the application date, had at least five fulltime employees and fewer than 300 employees in Connecticut
  • At least 51% of revenue generated from the sale of manufactured goods or from allied services provided to manufacturers
  • Proposed project with a minimum value of $200,000 worthy of funding.

Companies interested in applying to the program must participate in a tour of the Additive Technology, Optimization, and Machining Lab at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford.

Virtual or in-person tours can be scheduled though the CCAT website or by calling 860.610.0478.

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