COVID-19 Resources for MxD Members & the Manufacturing Community

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Face Shield Step-by-Step Instructions

MxD has produced step-by-step instructions for making face shields. Download the instructions by clicking below to begin replicating this for your community.
3D Printing a mask in the MxD factory

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.

MxD’s Commitment

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.

Business Resources

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance. The company will advance more than $50 million to small- and medium-sized business partners in its supply chain and done $10 million to non-profit organizations involved in COVID-19 relief and assistance.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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COVID-19 Response Efforts

National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

NAM Survey to ID critical equipment

The National Association of Manufacturers is helping discover and illuminate inventory of critical medical equipment and PPE.  If you can help, please take the survey.
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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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Local Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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Local Efforts

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.

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National Efforts

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.

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Research & Funding Opportunities

Accepting Applications

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.

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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.

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Funding Opportunity

Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Lockheed Martin Announces COVID-19 Financial Assistance. The company will advance more than $50 million to small- and medium-sized business partners in its supply chain and done $10 million to non-profit organizations involved in COVID-19 relief and assistance.
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Upcoming RFP

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).” MTEC seeks technologies that are deployable and in areas, incl.: point-of-care diagnostic; prophylactic/therapeutics; disease predictive modeling; and patient monitoring, tracking and management system.

Due: ASAP and no later than December 31, 2020

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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.

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Open RFP

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.

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Consortium Opportunity

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).

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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. Click below for more information and to apply.

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Research Funding

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.

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Funding Opportunity

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. 

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Open RFP

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.

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