Governor Cuomo announces $2.3 million in pandemic relief for small and mid-sized manufacturers
The CARES Act funding of $2.3 million was recently announced for four New York manufacturers. The goal of this initiative is to help companies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All of the awardees are New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers designated by Empire State Development. The organizations will use the funding to assist companies in rebuilding supply chains, securing personal protective equipment, improving safety, adopting new technologies and enhancing resilience for future disruptions.
Funding is being distributed through the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership center (NY MEP) and Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).
Grants are being provided to:
FuzeHub, $350,000 — FuzeHub, the NY MEP statewide center, will develop and deliver virtual webinars and workshops to reach as many manufacturers across the state as possible. Training will include topics such as emergency preparedness, supply chain utilization during crisis, cybersecurity and recovery efforts.
Center for Economic Growth (CEG), $800,000 — CEG, the NY MEP center located in Capital Region, will assist companies throughout the state by reinforcing and rebuilding supply chains. Through this initiative, manufacturers will be addressing skills gaps, cutting production costs, identifying alternative materials for manufacturing, redesigning products and addressing other barriers to increasing production in New York State.
ITAC, $650,000 — ITAC, the NY MEP center located in New York City, will assist companies statewide with securing personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure they can operate safely during the pandemic.
Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC), $500,000 — MTEC, the NY MEP center located in the Hudson Valley, will conduct virtual assessments of manufacturers across the state to ensure they are operating safely, effectively, and efficiently.
Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) is the designated MEP center for New York State. Eleven centers (ten regional and one statewide) competed for and were designated to provide services and assistance under this program.