IMCP Federal Funding Table

The table below serves to highlight the details of potential federal funding for Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) programs. Please note that IMCP preference is only available to AMP SoCal founding partners, but applications may be submitted by all who are eligible. This is updated regularly but please contact us if you are interested in pursuing a grant opportunity and we will work with you to ensure you have what you need to receive the IMCP support for funding preference.

For additional IMCP and non-IMCP funding opportunities, please refer to the Federal Funding Opportunities page.

Potential Federal Funding

NSF: ATE

NSF: Industry/ University Collaborative Research Center

DOT: TIGER

EPA: Targeted Brownfields Assessment

EPA: Assessment/ Cleanup/ Revolving Loan Fund

SBA: Accelerator Program

Anticipated Funding

Past awards ranged from  $1 to $5 M
IMCP – supplemental awards to ATE grantees
Initial grant is a Planning Award of ~ 10K per site
IMCP – supplemental awards to ATE grantees
Awards range from $1.4M to $20M Does not provide grant funding. EPA provides environmental assessment at no cost to applicant RLF up to $1M; Assessment Grants up to  $200k or $1M for coalition; Cleanup grants up to $200k $50K

AMP SoCal Committee

Workforce & Training Research & Innovation Infrastructure / Site Development Infrastructure / Site Development Infrastructure / Site Development Operational Improvement & Capital Access

Preference Anticipated Time Frame

TBD 2017 Preliminary proposal due April 19, 2017 Expected announcement:
Spring 2017
Can be requested as needed Proposal due:
TBD 2017
Expected announcement:
April/May 2017

Local Match Requirement

None Annual minimum of $300,000 in membership None None Cleanup grants – 20% cost-share TBD

Eligible Partners

Preference: UC Irvine, Pierce College

For Preference: Talk to your program officer*

Preference: UC Irvine, Pierce College

For Preference: Talk to your program officer*

County of LA, Cities of LA, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Industry, San Diego, Whittier, Port of Long Beach County of LA, Cities of LA, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Industry, San Diego, Whittier, Port of Long Beach County of LA, Cities of LA, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Industry, San Diego, Whittier, Port of Long Beach LAEDC, SDECEDC, SDNERC, SDREDC, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, SDSCEDC, Valley Economic Alliance, Ventura County EDC, CONNECT, Octane, CleanTech San Diego, PortTech LA,

Website

ATE  I/UCRC TIGER Discretionary Grants EPA Brownfields EPA Brownfields U.S. SBA

Core Elements

Advance the knowledge base related to technician education through: curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Multi-university long-term partnership with industry members. Industrially relevant research, industrial support and involvement in research and education, direct transfer of ideas and technology from university to industry

(Note: only awarded to existing ATE grantees)

Public Transit, Highway, Freight Rail, Passenger Rail, and Port Infrastructure Projects. DOT cost benefit-analysis to assess benefits

  1. Long-Outcomes (State of Good Repair, Economic Competitiveness, Livability, Environmental Sustainability, Safety;
  2. Job Creation and Economic Stimulus (Innovative Strategy, Partnership w/ other participants and efforts)
Criteria:

  1. Publicly or quasi-public owned / no property control impediment
  2. municipal commitment & vision
  3. tangible public benefits from revitalization
  4. Availability of leveraged funds
  5. Need for Assessment assistance
  6. mitigation of deterioration or environmental justice issue
  7. mitigation of direct health/environmental threat
3 types of grants:

  1. RLF Grant: Funds to capitalize a revolving loan fund to provide local loans or sub-grants for brownfield cleanup;
  2. Cleanup grants: direct site cleanup;
  3. Assessment Grants: conducting environmental study of potentially contaminated sites
Provide

  1. Mentorship
  2. Access to Capital
  3. Space, to startups and entrepreneurs with high potential

http://www.sba.gov/blogs/sba-launches-growth-accelerator-fund

* Please contact us with questions.

Federal Funding streams:

National Science Foundation

  1. Advanced Technological Education  (ATE) – With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective STEM teachers that focus on technological education. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education.
  2. Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) – This program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation’s research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education.  As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.  Phase 1: Five-year annual awards from $80-90K to lead site; $60k to partner sites

Department of Transportation

  1. Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) – provides a unique opportunity to engage directly and invest in road, rail, transit, and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Each project is multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional or otherwise challenging to fund through existing programs.  The TIGER program showcases DOT’s use of a rigorous cost-benefit analysis throughout the process to select projects with exceptional benefits, explore ways to deliver projects faster and save on construction costs, and make investments in our Nation’s infrastructure that make communities more liveable and sustainable.  http://www.dot.gov/tiger

Environmental Protection Agency

  1. Targeted Brownfield Assessments (TBA) program is designed to help states, tribes, and municipalities, as well as land clearance authorities, regional redevelopment agencies, and other eligible entities – especially those without other EPA brownfield site assessment resources – minimize the uncertainties of contamination often associated with brownfields, and set the stage for new assessment. The TBA is not a grant program, but a service provided by EPA via a service contractor, who conducts environmental assessment activities to address the requestor’s needs.
  2. Brownfield Site Assessment/cleanup/RLF (RLF) (includes assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and cleanup grants) can support a range of activities needed to re-deploy properties, including for manufacturing and related uses.

Small Business Administration

  1. Accelerator Program – within the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation, the Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models, is a competition for monetary prizes of $50,000 each. Through this competition, the SBA is looking to support the development of accelerators and their support of startups in parts of the country where there are fewer conventional sources of access to capital (i.e., venture capital and other investors).  In addition, the SBA is also seeking accelerators headed by women and those who support them or other underrepresented groups, 44 percent of last year’s accelerator winners were run by women and 41 percent were classified as underrepresented groups.