Opening Soon: CHIPS Program – Facilities for Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing Equipment
CHIPS Incentives Program – Facilities for Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce
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
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.
Total Amount Available:
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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