Grant Funding Opportunities

The Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing is interested in working together on proposals to pursue funding for collaborative projects. We have some opportunities listed below. If you are interested in discussing these or other funding opportunities, please Contact Us.


Opportunity Summary
Small Business SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity for GENSETS ProgramARPA-E has announced a Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity for eligible Small Businesses Concerns under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. This SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a companion program to GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) program, which is aimed at developing generator technologies that will enable more affordable and efficient residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. The GENSETS SBIR/STTR FOA seeks applications from eligible Small Business Concerns for transformative generators/engines with 1 kW of electrical output (kWe) that are highly efficient (40% fuel to electricity), long lasting (10 years or more), low cost ($3,000 or less per system), and clean. Heat engines and generators capable of achieving these targets may include internal and external combustion engines, turbines, and solid state devices such as thermophotovoltaics, thermionic emitters, and thermoelectrics. The deadline to submit a Full Application for the GENSETS SBIR/STTR FOA is 5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 17, 2015.
State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports GrantThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Empire State Development (ESD) are offering funds through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports Grant Program to qualifying small businesses. This program seeks to increase the number of small businesses that begin to export and increase the value of exports for small businesses that currently export. Approved funds under the STEP Global NY Exports initiative will assist New York State small businesses in: participation in foreign trade missions, foreign market sales trips, subscription services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, website and/or marketing material translation services, export trade show exhibits, international trade workshops that align with the program objectives. Eligible small businesses must meet SBA size standards, be operating profitably for the past year, must have a product for export, and meet the standards and mission of the STEP Global NY Exports Program. Ineligible small businesses are those acting as intermediaries for other companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, retail, and companies that are recruiting foreign investment. Awards will be given to New York State based small businesses on a first come first served basis until the program funds are expended. Events must occur by September 29, 2015, and special consideration will be given to companies that are certified MWBE firms and to businesses that are classified among New York State’s manufacturing strategic industries including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Beverages & Processed Foods, Biotech & Life Sciences, Cleantech & Renewable Energy, Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, among others.
NYSERDA PON 2689 Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization for the Commercial/Institutional SectorFocused Demonstrations and Energy Performance Validation. Accelerate the adoption of commercially available yet under-used energy-saving and load-reduction technologies or approaches in commercial, institutional, and non-process-related industrial settings. Ongoing through Dec 31, 2016 or until funds are exhausted.
NYSERDA PON 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency ProgramOffers performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers that implement cost-effective electric and natural gas efficiency and process improvements. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2015, or until funds are exhausted.