Funding

PUTTING IMCP TO WORK

Designated as one of the nation’s twelve Manufacturing Communities by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in 2014, organizations in the 15-county Northwest Georgia region are eligible to apply to use the IMCP Manufacturing Community designation for IMCP-aligned federal funding opportunities. Only one organization per application, per period may use the designation. As the lead agency, the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission facilitates the selection of these organizations to use the designation via the Northwest Georgia Floor360 IMCP Consortium.

Need a creative approach to explore and identify financing mechanisms and partners to put IMCP to work for you?

Click here to see the IMCP Financing Guide.

To apply, please fill out and submit THIS FORM at least two weeks before your grant deadline.

Floor360 is able to advance selected funding proposals to the ten federal agencies listed below.

Proposals must meet federal agencies' funding requirements and be aligned with the Floor360 regional advanced manufacturing strategy in order to be recommended or endorsed to use the Manufacturing Community designation by Floor360.

IMCP Federal Funding Opportunities

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A list of current IMCP-eligible grants can also be found on the Manufacturing Communities' Grant page.  Search Grants.gov for your federal grants by keywords or more specific criteria. The Floor360 Consortium needs to receive your request form by the Deadline for Consideration date listed in the table in order to be considered for the designation. If approved, applicants will either receive a "Letter of IMCP Endorsement” or “Letter of IMCP Support” from the Floor360 Consortium to include in their funding application.

Other Funding Opportunities

Kresge has announced a $30 million Community Finance program-related investment finance offering.

  • The Community Finance RFP can be found here.
    • --Two-page letters of inquiry due April 29, with full proposal for approved applicants due May 27
      --Free one-hour webinar on the Kresge RFP on April 13, 2:00 p.m. EDT. Register here (select “CDFA - Kresge Impact Investing RFP Webinar”)

      Mission Investors Exchange conference (May 10-12, Baltimore)