Read our articles listed below for answers to frequently asked questions from our members.

What the Made in America Executive Order Means to America’s Manufacturing Grant Programs

Written by Micki Vandeloo, GPC, President, Lakeview Consulting, Inc.  On January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Made in America Executive Order, which included the following key directives: Federal agencies must close current loopholes in how domestic content is measured and increase domestic content requirements. The President will appoint a new senior leader in

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If You Receive Equity Funding, Can you Still Apply for Grants?

Many high technology companies have accepted private equity, or dilutive, financing (it is called dilutive as it dilutes the founder ownership in the company).  The federal government supports many such high technology, high risk/reward endeavors through research and development and Innovation programs.  The most prevalent sources of government R&D funding are the Small Business Innovation

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Is All Grant Funding Competitive?

This is a great question!  While the vast majority of grant funding is awarded through a competitive process, there are some grants that don’t have a competitive element.  Here is a (likely not exhaustive) list of those that aren’t awarded on a competitive basis: Federal Grants with One Awardee:  While this might seem like the

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When You Find a Grant, What Do You Do Next?

It is a wonderful feeling to identify a grant opportunity that you believe is a perfect fit for your project!  You think, “Wow, someone might just hand me a check!”.  The excitement is palpable! I really don’t want to burst your bubble, but, instead of envisioning what you will do with ALL THAT MONEY, I

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How Does Being in An Enterprise Zone Benefit Manufacturers?

Enterprise Zones are economic development tools many cities and states use to attract companies and jobs.  Most commonly, industrial parks are designated as Enterprise Zones, or EZ’s, but they can be found anywhere there is a concentration of businesses or manufacturers.   Once an area is designated an Enterprise Zone (either by the city or

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