Funding Programs

Workforce Development

CT MIF Apprentice Funding Program (AFP)

$15,000 wage subsidy per apprentice over the course of their apprenticeship program.

CT MIF Engineering Internship Program

All Connecticut manufacturers can participate in the MIF Internship Program. But companies with less than 300 employees can apply for a matching wage subsidy grant and receive up to $14,000 for up to four qualified college interns for summer 2024 work

CT MIF Incumbent Worker Training Program

Funding provided on a matching basis to reimburse Manufacturers for training costs incurred to upskill their employees up to $50,000 annually.

CT REVUP! Manufacturing

A Workforce Program to UPSKILL Talent for the Manufacturing Industry — Recruiting, Growing, and Training Talent, and Mitigating Training Costs with Wage Subsidies.

$7,800 in MENTOR WAGE SUBSIDIES: We offer $7,800 in wage subsidy reimbursement for manufacturing Connecticut companies that identify a mentor to assist the hired candidate, or the newly trained incumbent worker, for eight weeks with on-the-job training support.

MA Workforce Training Fund Express Program

Training reimbursement program for up to $3,000/person/course.  Full reimbursement for companies with 100 employees or fewer, up to 50% reimbursement for companies with more than 100 employees. Up to $30,000.

MA Workforce Training Fund General Program

Training funds for current and newly hired employees for between $10,000 – $250,000.

New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc. (NETAAC)

Federally-Funded Financial Assistance and Guidance for New England Businesses Impacted by Imports.

Funding Programs


CT MIF Voucher Program (MVP)

$100,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

CT MIF Innovation Voucher Program (IVP)

This grant program is intended to help Connecticut supply chain companies with the adoption and integration of IoT solutions. The program will provide matching grants up to $25,000 for hardware, sensors, platforms, and related third-party integration services.

CT MIF Additive Voucher Program (AVP)

The Additive Voucher Program (AVP) provides companies with a matching grant to assist with the acquisition of Additive Manufacturing technology. Eligible companies can apply for a grant up to $20,000 for Additive Manufacturing Hardware, Software, and related third-party integration services. Funding is awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

CT MIF SIRI and Cyber Assistance Program (SAC)

$10,000 will be provided on a matching basis to help Manufacturers obtain Smart Industry Readiness Index assessments and Cyber Security Assessments.

Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP)

For capital equipment purchases, a 1:1 match up to $250,000.

Business Resources


Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is an applied technology demonstration and training center that validates, demonstrates, and assists with the adoption of leading-edge technologies into global industrial companies and the advanced manufacturing supply chain, while also providing the training and education necessary to utilize the capability of these advancements and drive efficiency.

CT Office of Manufacturing

Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Manufacturing resource center.


Connecticut’s official representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  CONNSTEP is Connecticut’s leading business consulting firm. Focusing efforts on identifying opportunities for growth, improving productivity, and ensuring clients remain competitive in evolving market conditions.


MassMEP is your resource for manufacturing greatness to support and grow manufacturing in Massachusetts.

US Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  Our global network connects American exporters with foreign business opportunities.