*UPDATE 6/26/20 - OEA published a Questions and Answers document - please click here to view.*
**UPDATE - The Federal Funding Opportunity for the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program is now open through July 12th! Click here for the full opportunity on grants.gov**
The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) held a pre-proposal webinar on June 18th, 2020, to review the goals and objectives of the Federal Funding Opportunity and answer questions from interested respondents. To view the recorded webinar, click here.
The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP) is designed to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense industrial ecosystem.
DMCSP is authorized under Section 846 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The program was developed in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Industrial Policy and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering.
To qualify for funding through DMCSP, communities should demonstrate best practices in attracting and expanding defense manufacturing by bringing together key local stakeholders and using long-term planning that integrates targeted public and private investments.
Please note, the application process as follows:
1. Your consortium must apply for and receive designation as a Defense Manufacturing Community.
2. Upon receiving the above designation, you will be invited to submit a grant application for funding.
To view Qs and As, click here.
For updates about DMCSP, sign up here.