Commerce Funds Manufacturing USA Pandemic Response Projects

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19 pandemic response, with funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald Trump in March 2020.

The funding goes to four Manufacturing USA® institutes, which are public-private partnerships working with academic and private sector manufacturing organizations on applied research and development and advanced manufacturing skills training. Each institute focuses on an advanced manufacturing specialty such as biopharmaceuticals, 3D printing or wearable sensors.