Massive Impact Through High-Value Projects at a Fraction of the Cost

Small Manufacturing Recovery Grants

Are you a small- to medium-sized manufacturer in Colorado looking to transform your company? Do you see the potential of a high-impact engagement but are budget-constrained due to recent economic challenges?

The Manufacturer’s Edge Small Manufacturing Recovery Grants program is here to help. Our program offers consultative engagement opportunities valued at upwards of $20,000 that, thanks to a one-time state-funding opportunity, can be implemented in your organization for a fraction of the cost.

Find out more and apply today.

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Applications are reviewed weekly and applicants will be contacted within 10 business days of submission for follow-up and next steps. Manufacturer’s Edge received state funding that will offset a portion of the project’s total cost. Restrictions may apply based on grant requirements. The average project client cost is around $5,000 and the average project is valued at $20,000 minimum.

Below is a list of the consulting projects grant recipients can choose from:

Planning for Success

Strategy development and implementation. Creating a mission, vision, and set of values that are implemented throughout the organization.

  • Planning for Success: Succession Planning
  • Planning for Success: Financial Training & Decision Making
Leading Your Company

Shape your company’s future success by strategically planning and growing your business while guiding and coaching your future leaders.

  • Leading Your Company: Effective Personal Productivity for Manufacturers 
  • Leading Your Company: Strategic Planning: Growth in a Post-COVID World 
Growing Your Company

Implement sales and marketing tools to grow your business and capture new opportunities.

  • Growing Your Company: Search Engine Optimization 
  • Growing Your Company: Lead Generation 
  • Growing Your Company: Improve Sales and Revenue – Sales Assessment, Training & Coaching 
  • Growing Your Company: Leverage the Voice of Your Customers to Drive Profitable Growth & Plan 
  • Growing Your Company: Develop Your Strategic Sales Growth Plan & Drive Plan Execution in 2023-2024 
  • Growing Your Company: Manufacturing Growth 101 
Improving Operations

Leverage continuous improvement measures and streamline production, maintenance, and administrative processes.

  • Improving Operations: Profit Enhancement Operational Assessment 
  • Improving Operations: Lean Manufacturing & Safety Integration – Focused Improvement 
  • Improving Operations: Maintenance Excellence Assessment & Planning Workshop 
Focus on People

Boost productivity and enhance engagement to develop a more resilient, motivated team.

  • Focus on People: Employee Performance Management Strategy Assessment 
Deciding with Data

Leverage data to make informed decisions & minimize risk to drive growth, innovation, and profit.  

  • Deciding with Data: ERP Analysis & Systems Selection 
  • Deciding with Data: NIST (non-DoD) Cybersecurity Framework Assessment
  • Deciding with Data: NIST 800-171 / CMMC DoD Assessment 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a small manufacturer?

A small manufacturer is any manufacturing company with approximately 150 employees or fewer.

How much money will I receive?

The grant funding will significantly offset the cost of services to be provided to you. You will not receive funding directly. Instead, you will receive highly impactful consulting services at a fraction of the market price.  

Are the services free?

You will be responsible for a portion of the value of the project. Your cost for the project will be outlined in the paperwork you receive if you are approved. 

What services can I receive?

The services available for use under this program are listed on our website above. Manufacturer’s Edge has selected services across all facets of an organization that have been proven to deliver the highest impacts to manufacturers. If approved, you will receive an outline detailing the timeline, provider, expected impacts, and deliverables. 

Can I request reimbursement for other COVID-related expenses?

No. This funding has been allocated to offset the costs of the specific programs listed on the website only. 

Will I be approved for my first-choice selection?

While Manufacturer’s Edge will make every effort to accommodate your first-choice selection if you are selected, program availability will depend on several factors including funding and service provider availability and capacity. We encourage you to apply early in the process for the highest chance of receiving your first choice.  

When will I hear back if I have been selected?

Applications are reviewed weekly, and applicants will be contacted within 10 business days of application submission for follow-up and next steps. 

How long will the application take?

Applications take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete 

How long will the program take?

Projects vary in length and average 5-6 months. If approved, you will receive an outline detailing the timeframe for the project awarded.  

How many grants can I recieve?

Manufacturer’s Edge wants to help as many manufacturers as possible. For this reason, each company will only be eligible for one service at this time, if approved.  

I have a home-based business. Can I apply?

Currently, Manufacturer’s Edge is not awarding grant-funded services to home-based businesses. If you would like more information about the resources available to you, please contact us 

What if I don't get approved?

If you don’t get approved, Manufacturer’s Edge may still be able to help you. We will retain your application and, in the event that additional funding becomes available, we may reach out to you again to determine if the funding meets your needs. You may also contact us directly to identify additional resources, services, or funding to help your business.