The Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium (LANL MSC), in partnership with New Mexico Community Foundation and Los Alamos National Security, is accepting proposals for the 2017 Economic Development Industry Cluster Grant cycle.

Created in 2006, LANL MSC is a collaboration of Los Alamos National Laboratory major subcontractors that strategically aligns and pools resources in support of economic development projects serving the Northern New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos and the Pueblos located therein. Specifically, the LANL MSC grants support projects or initiatives that strengthen local product development and distribution, promote the use of locally produced goods in product development for sale outside the region, increase sales for local businesses, and/or support local job creation.

Eligible projects and initiatives include, but are not limited to: small business incubators, industry collaboratives and cooperatives, value-added production, small business technical assistance providers, manufacturing and production of local products, and/or micro-lenders who serve the above Northern New Mexico regions.

The deadline for grant applications is on or before Friday, August 4, 2017 by 5:00pm. For more information and to access proposal guidelines, click here: 2017 LANL MSC RFP FINAL-protected