AMP it up! Grant Applications Due Dec. 1, 2016
MassDevelopment has announced its 5th round of AMP it up! matching grants. The AMP it up! campaign seeks to educate students, career advisers, and jobseekers in Massachusetts that advanced manufacturing is an attractive education or career path.
Eligible organizations will create innovative programs to educate students and adults about career options in advanced manufacturing. Applicants for an AMP it up! grant must be a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, a Massachusetts-based educational organization, a Massachusetts workforce employment board, or any other in-state entity that addresses workforce and training issues.
The application deadline is December 1, 2016 and grant awards will be made around January 16, 2017. In the first four rounds of grants, MassDevelopment provided nearly $389,000 to 39 partnerships across the Commonwealth. Programs ranged from 3D printing and CAD “tinkershops” to career exploration programs and regional robotics leagues. All partnerships are required to have at least one Massachusetts manufacturer as part of their collaboration. You can see the grant application at: http://ampitupma.com/manufacturers/grant_application/