Applications are now being accepted for small businesses to get funding for the 2015 Manufacturing Technical Assistance Program (MTAP), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT).

Aimed at small companies (including startups) with fewer than 100 employees and in good standing with the state, MTAP provides funding and resources for projects that demonstrate a critical need for the company, including machining process and inspection process improvements, prototype development, additive manufacturing (3-D printing) and more. Emphasis will be given to projects that support manufacturing growth in Connecticut, including jobs and revenue.

Up to 15 projects are expected to be funded at up to $75,000 per project, and winning companies will have access to resources at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Applications are due by noon December 31, with selections made and funding provided by January 19, 2015. Projects should start by February 15, 2015 and be at least mostly completed within six months.

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