COVID-19 Resources for MxD Members & the Manufacturing Community
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What MxD Is Doing
MxD is mobilizing to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, as the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, we are committed to advancing ways to do this securely.
This includes three things:
– Collaborating with government to address critical shortages in medical devices and equipment;
– Leading efforts to strengthen the long-term capacity of U.S. manufacturing to respond to crises; and
– Supporting our members as they weather the uncertainty and economic difficulties spurred by the crisis. MxD will update this site with news about our actions as well as resources for MxD members and the manufacturing community to respond and recover.
The United States must utilize all available digital technology capabilities to speed its COVID-19 response. MxD and its nearly 300 members are committed to helping the defense industrial base bolster national security and public health in response to COVID-19 — and to being better prepared for future crises.
Small Business Administration Low-Interest Disaster Recovery Loans
The Small Business Administration is providing low-interest disaster recovery loans for businesses and organizations directly impacted by COVID-19.
DoD – Defense Industrial Base Resources
The DoD continues to partner with the defense industrial base to mitigate impacts from COVID-19 and has provided resources for companies and other stakeholders as they navigate the complexities associated with the virus.
IMEC Helpline & Other Resources
IMEC has developed a list of resources to help Illinois manufacturers get the support and answers they need quickly. Click the button below for links to the Illinois Manufacturing Helpline, a Manufacturers Discussion Forum, Supplier Preparedness Support, and COVID-19 News & Updates and more.
Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance
EXIM Resources for Businesses
- The Export-Import Bank of the United States affirmed its support of the following temporary EXIM programs to provide relief to U.S. businesses their buyers, financial institutions, and American workers negatively impacted by COVID-19. Click the button to view the programs and learn more.
FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As part of the FDA’s effort to protect the public to the extent possible, they have provided answers to frequently asked questions for entities who 3D print devices, accessories, components, and/or parts during the COVID-19 emergency.
ASME MBE SC Announces Virtual Standards Meetings
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASME MBE SC is hosting virtual public standards meetings the week of 30 MAR 2020. The vMeetings will take place the of the Spring 2020 in-person meetings. Click the button for more information on meeting agendas and dates.
COVID-19 Response Efforts
National Education Efforts
ED Releases Funding for Institutions and Updates Student Funding Guidelines
U.S. Secretary of Education announced emergency funding for institutions of higher education today as provided by the CARES Act. Information on the institutional funding provided by CARES, including a letter from the Secretary, the Certificate of Agreement, a Frequently Asked Questions, and other information is available by clicking the button below.
COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force
The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ms. Ellen Lord established the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) to synchronize and support the acquisition execution of DoD’s COVID-19 response to interagency (Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Health and Human Services (HHS)) for medical resources. The team serves as the single entry point to the DoD acquisition enterprise for interagency requests for assistance.
NAM, BRT Unite to Mobilize Emergency Supplies Survey
To support the government’s relief efforts, the National Association of Manufacturers and Business Roundtable have combined our COVID-19 response efforts by launching a new, detailed survey for businesses to identify specific ways they can provide or produce the supplies that are in high demand. Click the button to submit to the survey.
NAM Survey to ID critical equipment
U.S. Air Force Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team
In a time of unprecedented change and disruption, the U.S. Air Force has established the Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team initiative to assess and rapidly respond to challenges presented by this pandemic. If you are interested in participating, click the link below to learn more.
DOD, FEMA, HHS Solicits COVID-19 Response from Manufacturers
The DOD’s COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force has aligned with the efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), HHS to support the collection of information from America’s industrial base as the need for critical supplies continues to grow. Please click the link below to review and respond to the information requested. Learn how your company can assist those affected by this disease.
CISA Releases Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19
CISA has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list. This list is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
Air Force COVID-19 Industry Request for Information
The U.S. Air Force is seeking information on industry’s efforts to respond to COVID-19.
The National Medical Capabilities U.S. Website
The National Medical Capabilities website is contacting every hospital in the U.S. to determine their medical device and PPE needs, staff capabilities, and hospital capacity. Visit their site to report on hospital needs, situations, and more.
Army Applications Laboratory Phone Calls for COVID-19 Response
The Army Futures Command’s (AFC) Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) has expressed significant interest in new technologies to support the Army’s COVID-19 response including innovative medical equipment, therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines. Click the button to schedule a brief phone call to discuss their ideas for technologies that support diagnosis, care, and the protection of healthcare providers, active duty service members, their families, and communities from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Needs and Capabilities Repository
America Makes is working to ensure the additive manufacturing industry can meet critical needs by connecting the capabilities with health care needs via this online repository.
Chicago Tech Response to COVID-19
Chicago innovation centers, mHUB, MATTER and 1871, are collaborating to mobilize the tech ecosystem around designing solutions that can directly support the in fight against COVID-19.
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
Federal agency partners in the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) are leveraging the existing Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) TechWatch program to engage with industry, academia, and other stakeholders to accelerate technologies related to the novel coronavirus. Click below for more info on the organizations involved.
IMA Illinois Request for Essential Supplies
Governor JB Pritzker asked the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the Illinois Biotechnology Association to lead a brand new coordinated effort in Illinois designed to ramp up production of essential products, foster collaboration by companies wanting to help, increase efficiency, and address regulatory challenges. If you are able to supply the request items or want to learn more, click the button below.
COVID Collaboration for Manufacturers Who Can Make PPE
Congresswoman Haley Stevens of Michigan’s 11th District is asking for makers, manufacturers, and plants who are willing and able to produce PPE to sign up via this website. Michigan as well as much of the nation is in desperate need of this vital equipment. Click the button below to fill out and submit a form to contribute.
Research & Funding Opportunities
RPP Funding Opportunity
CEPI Launches New Funding Opportunity to Accelerate Covid-19 Vaccine Development and Production
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) issued a call for proposals inviting organizations and partnerships worldwide to apply for funding to speed up development, scale-up manufacturing capacity, and expand the geographical footprint of production of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
DoD COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) Vulcan Build-a-Vent
The DOD COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) recently announced its Vulcan Build-a-Vent manufacturing challenge where they are seeking partners who can “rapidly manufacture specific parts, components, or systems for the scaled production of Ventilator Prototypes.”
Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Releases Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
The Department of the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program released a broad agency announcement (BAA) intended to engage the Defense Industrial Base. The BAA opens on April 27, 2020 and is seeking proposals that “demonstrate development and commercialization of dual-use technologies” in four specific topic areas. To view these and learn more, click the button below.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Commercial Solutions Opening
USAF Commercial Solutions Opening – Rapid Agile Manufacturing Platform (RAMP)
DLA Releases RFI to Identify Sources of Medical PPE in Response to COVID-19 UPDATED DEADLINE
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support Medical Directorate issued a Request for Information (RFI) April 8 to identify near-term specific products, potential sources, and availability and/or challenges to meeting Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements to protect against COVID-19. The full RFI can be found by clicking the button below under solicitation number “SPE2DS-20-R-COVID19.”
SBIR Direct to Phase II Open Topic with a COVID-19 Interest Area
The application period for the upcoming SBIR Direct to Phase II Open Topic with a COVID-19 Interest Area is open from March 30 to April 30 at 12 p.m. EST, 2020. Visit the beta.SAM solicitation for application resources and apply on the DSIP portal. If your solution addresses one of the SBIR COVID-19 Interest Areas, please send an email to COVID@afwerx.af.mil with the subject line “SBIR 20.R -[Firm Name]” with a brief description of your proposed solution.
National Emergency Telecritical Care Network (NETCCN) Project for Coronavirus
The U.S. Army’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) released a pre-announcement March 30 for a forthcoming Request for Project Proposals (RPP) to rapidly develop and deploy the National Emergency Telecritical Care Network (NETCCN). The program is focused on preparation for COVID-19-related critical care capability shortages.
Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance
U.S. Army Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium Pre-RFP
The U.S. Army’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) released a preannouncement for a potential Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on the “development of prototypes aimed to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19).” Due: ASAP and no later than December 31, 2020
Request for Projects
NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program Solicitation for COVID-19
NIST has posted a solicitation for high-impact projects from the Manufacturing USA Institutes to respond to COVID-19. Projects should focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, click the link below for more details and to apply.
U.S. Army’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) “Development of Treatments for COVID-19”
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on the development of prototypes aimed to treat COVID-19. Focus area includes: therapeutic(s) that can treat COVID-19; treatments with potential application to the prevention of COVID-19 infection are desired; therapeutics that can be administered in a non-hospital environment are desired.
COVID-19 HPC Consortium
On Sunday, March 22, President Trump announced the creation of
the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a new partnership between universities, national labs, and companies. The consortium will enable researchers access to the most powerful and advanced computers in the world to accelerate understanding of the COVID-19 virus and the development
of treatments and vaccines. Access to computing resources in the COVID-19 HPC Consortium will be managed by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).
Research & Funding
Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announced on April 4 that it is seeking white papers for an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to support COVID-19 prototypes in two areas, PPE re-use and decontamination & N95 equivalent masks.
Rapid Agile Manufacturing Platform (RAMP)
The Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF ACT) announced its first area of interest: Rapid Agile Manufacturing Platform (RAMP). The DAF ACT established a Commercial Solution Opening (CSO) seeking innovative solutions for commercial technologies that can support the DAF ACT’s mission to “provide relief, resilience, recovery, and stability to the nation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Request for Projects
National Science Foundation (NSF)
On March 25, NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19. NSF invites U.S.-based businesses to submit Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals focused on “the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services” that have the potential to help respond to COVID-19.
Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on March 5 inviting supplemental funding requests and RAPID proposals for research utilizing data or software approaches to research on COVID-19 related challenges. NSF is also accepting proposals for use of NSF advanced cyberinfrastructure to conduct COVID-19 related research.
HHS Seeks Abstract Submissions for 2019-nCoV Diagnostics Development
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) on February 5 seeking proposals for the development of novel COVID-19 diagnostics.
C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute AI Techniques to Mitigate Pandemic
The new public-private research consortium, the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI) has released their first request for proposals to use artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced computing to research solutions for COVID-19.