New Made in Illinois Grant Program Launches to Boost Manufacturing

Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) have launched $1 million in funding for the Made in Illinois Grant Program. The Made in Illinois program provides up to $50,000 in matching grant funding to small- and mid-sized Illinois manufacturers to support innovation and strategic advancements in manufacturing.

To be eligible to apply for this program, companies must:

• Be an Illinois manufacturer (as designated with a NAICS code starting with 31-33)

• Have between 5-250 employees • Operated in Illinois for at least 3 years

• Had sales revenue in the last 12 months prior to application date In addition to the grant opportunity, the Made in Illinois Grant Program also offers manufacturers access to expertise and resources, guiding them toward a future defined by productivity and innovation.

Applications for the Made in Illinois Grant Program are open until March 31, 2024. The program will award matching grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to eligible companies.

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