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Manufacturing Matching Grant (MMG) Program

Matching Grants to Massachusetts Manufacturing Companies
to Hire Private Consulting Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New England Business Association (NEBA)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

10/04/19 11:59 PM


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Matching grants of up to $7,500 to small- and mid-sized Massachusetts manufacturing companies to hire private consulting services to assist with a business transition. Funding is intended to support the provision of high-powered, third-party consultants of the company's choice.

Eligible projects that enhance the company’s top or bottom line will be considered.

Types of Consulting (not an inclusive list): 

  •  Financial restructuring of bank debt
  • Marketing or Branding programs (excluding website development)
  • Accounting, Comptroller, Chief Financial Officer staffing services
  • Vendor payment plans
  • Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Lean Manufacturing projects
  • Legal
  • Government procurement (state contracts, federal contracts, 8A certification, SBIR grants)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160846

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Companies can apply for up to (but not to exceed) $7,500 in matching funds.

Term of Contract:

All projects must be completed by Friday, May 29, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

New England Business Association supports Massachusetts manufacturing companies through the Manufacturing Matching Grant Program. To be eligible, companies must meet the criteria used by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to define a manufacturing corporation.

Consultant Requirements:

- New England Business Association encourages and expects that companies will select their own consultants.
- Companies must hire a 3rd party consultant; current employees cannot be substituted for a consultant.

New England Business Association does not fund general workforce training or capital equipment.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Manufacturing Matching Grant Informational Session (MMG20) will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the following location:

The Law Offices of Bowditch & Dewey
200 Crossing Blvd
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

Sophia Kambanis
781-890-9070 ext 221

Online registration is available until 8/16/2019. Register at

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates for the 2019-2020 Funding Year:

- The application will open on August 5, 2019
- Application Deadline: October 4, 2019
- Awards are expected to be made in early November
- All projects must be completed by Friday, May 29, 2020

This is a competitive, one-time, matching grant program, which requires the eligible candidate company to pledge a dollar for dollar cash match. For example, if the project will cost $15,000 to hire a person or agency to institute lean manufacturing in a plant, then you will be required to send a $7,500 certified check to New England Business Association for 50% of the project cost. New England Business will pay the third party directly so it can track the progress and benchmarks that have been established at the outset by the recipient company.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

New England Business Association
20 A Street, Rear
Burlington, MA 01803

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts