MEP is a national network with hundreds of specialists who understand the needs of manufacturers. For the past 20 years, they have worked with thousands of manufacturers delivering $1.44 billion in cost savings annually and $10.5 billion in increased or retained sales in one year.
MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, and expand capacity. We work with companies willing to invest in their future, to make improvements in the short term, and position themselves to be stronger long-term competitors both domestically and internationally.
Hollings MEP Competition and Funding activities
Energy Regional Innovation Cluster (E-RIC) Funding Opportunity for NIST MEP Centers Energy Efficient Building Systems Design Hub
The Obama Administration has announced a multi-agency initiative to spur regional economic growth while making buildings more energy efficient. Seven federal agencies issued a combined Funding Opportunity Announcement of up to $129.7 million over five years to create a regional research center that will develop new building efficiency technologies and work with local partners to implement the technologies in area buildings. The agencies are working together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth through an Energy Regional Innovation Cluster (E-RIC) that is centered around an Energy Innovation Hub focused on developing new technologies to improve the design of energy-efficient building systems.
For more information and directions on how to apply visit www.grants.gov or click here and enter ERIC2010 into the keyword search field for application. Questions from NIST MEP centers and partners can be directed to Aimee Dobrzeniecki
Funding Opportunities and Competition Information
The National Institute of Standards and Technology invites proposals from qualified organizations for funding projects that provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. These projects will establish manufacturing extension centers under the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program for three regions including the state of Arizona, Chicago region of the state of Illinois and the identified counties in Central Pennsylvania.
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Eligible proposers, i.e., U.S.-based not-for-profit institutions or organizations must submit proposals in response to NIST/MEP competition notices announcing the availability of funds and request for proposals (RFPs), which are published in the Federal Register and www.grants.gov Web site. MEP interprets not-for-profit organizations to include universities, state and local governments.
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