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Opening Soon: CHIPS Program – Facilities for Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing Equipment

Opportunity Title:

CHIPS Incentives Program – Facilities for Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing

Equipment

Funder/Agency:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce

Opportunity Number:

2023-NIST-CHIPS-SMME-01

Description:

The CHIPS Incentives Program aims to catalyze long-term

economically sustainable growth in the domestic semiconductor industry in support of U.S.

economic and national security. This is the second Notice of Funding Opportunity under this

program. It seeks applications for projects for the construction, expansion, or modernization of commercial facilities for semiconductor materials and manufacturing equipment for which the capital investment falls below $300 million.


This NOFO seeks applications for CHIPS Incentives Awards that will support investments in the construction, expansion, or modernization of commercial facilities in the United States for

semiconductor materials and semiconductor manufacturing equipment for which the capital

investment falls below $300 million.


The CHIPS Incentives Program aims to strengthen U.S. economic and national security,

including economic resilience and competitiveness. The CHIPS Act sets forth multiple

dimensions of this overriding objective:

  • Strengthening the security and resilience of the semiconductor supply chain, including by mitigating gaps and vulnerabilities

  • Providing a supply of secure semiconductors relevant for national security

  • Strengthening the leadership of the United States in semiconductor technology

  • Growing the economy of the United States and supporting job creation in the United States

  • Bolstering the semiconductor and skilled technical workforces in the United States

  • Promoting the inclusion of economically disadvantaged individuals2 and small businesses

  • Improving the resilience of the semiconductor supply chains of critical manufacturing industries

Eligibility:

An applicant must be a “covered entity” to receive CHIPS Incentives. For purposes of this

NOFO, a “covered entity” means a nonprofit entity; a private-sector entity; a consortium of

private-sector entities; or a consortium of nonprofit, public, and private-sector entities with a

demonstrated ability to substantially finance, construct, expand, or modernize a facility relating to the fabrication, assembly, testing, advanced packaging, production, or research and

development of semiconductors, materials used to manufacture semiconductors or

semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$500,000,000

Deadline:

Concept Plans Due: December 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023

Applications Due: The full application submission dates will be communicated to applicants individually upon notifying them of their advancement.


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