Illinois is setting aside $1 million to help fund a grant program for manufacturers whose products are made in the state.
The program administered by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic opportunity, will provide up to $50,000 in matching grants for small- and mid-sized manufacturers for innovation and strategic advancement. The goal of the program is to help boost the state’s economy while also supporting the local workforce.
Applications are open through March 31, 2024, at https://www.imec.org/madeinillinois. Eligible companies must meet the following criteria:
- Be an Illinois manufacturer (as designated with a North American Industry Classification System code starting with 31-33).
- Have between 5-250 employees.
- Have operated in Illinois for at least 3 years.
- Had sales revenue in the last 12 months prior to application date.