As a reminder, several programs that were in the past administered through DECD are now the responsibility of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). As you can see there are many programs that help with the cost of adding equipment, and workforce training. The links below will take you directly to the CCAT website where you can learn more about these programs.
Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP II)
$100,000 to Connecticut manufacturers looking to infuse additive manufacturing into their production process. Applications accepted Jan. 1 – Feb. 29, 2024. Get started early on your application for this competitive program.
Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)
$100,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.
Innovation Voucher Program (IVP)
$25,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor. Administered on a first-come first-served basis. Learn more about our Digital Transformation Program here.
Additive Voucher Program (AVP)
$20,000 to assist with the acquisition of additive manufacturing technology – hardware, software and related third-party integration services. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.
SIRI and Cyber Assistance Program (SAC)
$10,000 will be provided on a matching basis to help Manufacturers obtain Smart Industry Readiness Index assessments and Cyber Security assessments.
Incumbent Workforce Training Program (IWT)
$50,000 provided on a matching basis to reimburse manufacturers for training costs incurred to upskill their employees.
Apprentice Funding Program (AFP)
$15,000 wage subsidy per apprentice over the course of their apprenticeship program.
MIF Engineering Internship Program (EIP)
$7,000 for two qualified engineering interns (limited to those employers with less than 300 employees). A cohort-based internship for rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students interested in computer science, finance, marketing, engineering and more. Click here for details and here to apply.
$7,800 mentor wage subsidies and free customized training and technical support (up to $500) while funds remain on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here to learn more and here to apply