Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program


OSD ManTech funds basic, applied, and advanced research to direct the development and implementation of DoD plans, programs, projects, activities, and policies that promote the development and application of advanced technologies to manufacturing processes, tools, and equipment; improve the manufacturing quality, productivity, technology, and practices of businesses and workers providing goods and services to the DoD; focus DoD support for the development and application of advanced manufacturing technologies and processes for use to meet manufacturing requirements that are essential to the critical national defense, as well as for repair and remanufacturing in support of the operations of systems commands, depots, air logistics centers, and shipyards. Disseminate information concerning improved manufacturing concepts, best practices, product data exchange specifications, computer-aided acquisition and logistics support, and rapid acquisition of manufactured parts. Sustain and enhance the skills and capabilities of the manufacturing work force. Promote development and dissemination of tools that expand the skills and capabilities of the manufacturing work force, provide for higher levels of worker education and training, and facilitate coordination across DoD manufacturing technology programs, industrial preparedness programs, and similar programs undertaken by other departments and agencies of the Federal Government or private sector.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Immediate Office of The Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 Funded nine DoD MIIs with at least 18 assistance modifications totaling $72,900,000. Produced dual-use and dedicated defense manufacturing technology advances to support the Warfighter and the US manufacturing ecosystem. MIIs assembled and leveraged cost-share from university, industry, and other government partners to advance manufacturing technologies in critical defense areas.
Fiscal Year 2024 Will award three follow-on MII assistance agreements that average seven years of performance with an average government investment of $5,600,000 per year for each MII. Award at least 11 government needs projects with an estimated total amount of $21,000,000 and an average award amount of $1,900,000 per project award.
10 U.S.C. 4841
The Manufacturing Technology Program furthers the national security objectives of section 4811(a) through the development and application of advanced manufacturing technologies and processes that will reduce the acquisition and supportability costs of defense weapon systems and reduce manufacturing and repair cycle times across the life cycles of such systems.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All responsible domestic sources will be considered by the Government. If applicable, necessary actions may be taken to protect the national security of the United States. DOMESTIC SOURCE - The term "domestic source" means a business concern that: (1) performs in the United States or Canada substantially all of the research and development, engineering manufacturing, and production activities required of such business concern under a contract with the United States relating to a critical component or critical technology item; and (2) procures from business concerns described in subparagraph (1) substantially all of any components and assemblies required under contract with the United States relating to a critical component or critical technology item. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Future funding announcements for individual projects will contain the specific application processes and procedures to be used.
Award Procedure
A statement of objectives is developed by OSD ManTech and/or the respective project sponsor. Funding for the requirement is reserved for future award. A proposed announcement undergoes scope and legal review and upon review and approval by the grants officer the funding announcement is posted to under this assistance listing. Merit-Based Competition Procedures for evaluation of proposals will be used to select the most eligible offeror.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. The government will put forth their best efforts in order to provide approvals within the ranges described herein, but may require additional time to address issues that cause delays to this process.
Appeals processes and procedures will be included in each funding announcement under this assistance listing.
The government reserves the right to exercise options at the end of the period of performance, subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
32 CFR 22.315 Merit-Based Competitive Procedures will be used and selection criteria will be provided with each project announcement.
How may assistance be used?
The OSD ManTech Office is responsible for administering the DoD ManTech Program by providing central guidance and direction to the Component ManTech Programs. Along with providing oversight to DoD ManTech, the OSD ManTech Office also manages three (3) different programs: (1) the Manufacturing Science & Technology Program (MSTP); (2) the Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) (including the individual members that make up the MII ecosystem); and (3) the Manufacturing-Education and Workforce Development (M-EWD) Program. Assistance awards allow government, industry and academia to collaborate with the goal of organizing the currently fragmented U.S. manufacturing technology capabilities into a coherent ecosystem and better position the U.S. relative to global competition. These collaborative relationships drive manufacturing technology development and the transition of manufacturing technologies in support of the Warfighter. Dual-use technologies that support a public purpose are funded and increased participation is encouraged from small-medium size research entities through lowering barriers to entry for nontraditional contractors.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance Reports: Quarterly reports will be submitted and based on the Government’s fiscal year (01 October – 30 September). Additional reporting requirements will be outlined in each announcement.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Record keeping requirements will be accordance with the terms and conditions of future individual award(s) and will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) and 2 CFR 200, and 32 CFR Part 37 - Technology Investment Agreements, if applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Under the competitive procedures used, the factors to be considered in the evaluation of each proposed assistance award for a project under the program shall include the extent to which that proposed transaction provides for the proposed recipient to share in the cost of the project. For a project for which the Government receives an offer from only one offeror, the contracting officer shall negotiate the ratio of contract recipient cost to Government cost that represents the best value to the Government. Recipient contribution/resource share is expected to the maximum extent practicable. Considerations will be made prior to award for recipient contributions/resource share rationale to include return on investment (ROI), cash flow, teaming, etc., with the intent of lowering the barriers to entry to nontraditional contractors and small-medium size research entities that would not otherwise do business with the government.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Research funds are available for obligation up to 2-years from the start of the budget fiscal year and are available for expenditure under an award for 5-years. Individual funded project announcements will be posted throughout each government fiscal year for award of assistance instruments. Incremental funding is the most common method of funding although a project may be fully funded based on the needs of the government.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Mark Jackson
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350 USA
Phone: (703) 416-3343

Travis Clemons
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350 USA
Phone: (518) 937-8541
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22$124,100,000.00; FY 23 est $471,420,000.00; FY 24 est $83,140,000.00; - FY22 and FY23 funding includes the strategic investment in the MIIs from the President's Budget as well as project funding from the President's Budget and Congressional adds to the program. FY24 includes only the President's Budget Request (PBR).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Representative range (FY22-23): $150,000 - $8,800,000 Approximate average amount: -MII: $8,200,000 -Other government needs projects: $1,200,000 Project funding estimates are based on the OSD ManTech's annually appropriated programs (MII, MSTP, and M-EWD) and additional funding (other government agencies, Congressional Interest Items (CII). The program periodically executes CIIs for specific project awards in excess of $100,000,000 per project.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
10 USC 4841 (ManTech Authority) 2 CFR 200 (Assistance regulations to include DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs)) 32 CFR 37 (Technology Investment Agreements) 32 CFR 200.315 (Merit-Based Competition Procedures)
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2022 • Continued strategic investment in nine DoD MIIs to conduct advanced manufacturing technology research and further development of the US manufacturing ecosystem in their respective technical areas. • Project investments including but not limited to advanced materials and materials manufacturing research, silicon based lasers, hypersonics thermal management, domestic education and workforce development, digital learning platforms, additive manufacturing, competitions to address point of need warfighter challenges, cybersecurity, and robotics.
Fiscal Year 2023 • Continued stratgegic investment in DoD MIIs • Additive manufacturing (AM) as alternative to casting and forgings, roadmap development, hybrid processes to increase casting capacity, and technical maturation of alternative AM processes • Bioindustrial innovations to mitigate climate change and secure critical supply chains • Capital asset and operating cost investments in regional facilities and equipment to enable scale-up of biomanufacturing processes
Fiscal Year 2024 • Award follow-on assistance instruments for three DoD MIIs and continue strategic investment in all nine DoD MIIs • Joint MII project for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) and Advanced Functional Fiber Collaboration • Enabling FDA approval of manufactured cells, tissues, and organs to address the medical needs of injured U.S. soldiers and improve the lives of people living with debilitating health conditions


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