Leveraging Federal Opportunities - Who's Eligible?

Who's Eligible?


  • Massachusetts Presence - Companies must have the following in Massachusetts:
    • An office with significant employee headcount (>4 or larger than 50% of number of employees) and one of the following for the project under consideration
      • Primary project related research and development operations
      • Manufacturing operations
      • Project site
  • Proposals that satisfy the definition of “clean energy” are eligible for funding.  MGL c. 23J s. 1 defines this as “...advanced and applied technologies that significantly reduce or eliminate the use of energy from non-renewable sources, including, but not limited to: energy efficiency; demand response; energy conservation and those technologies powered in whole or in part by the sun, wind, water, biomass, alcohol, wood, fuel cells any renewable, non-depletable or recyclable fuel..."
  • Proposals that satisfy the definition of ”water technology” are eligible for funding. The Massachusetts Water Industry Roadmap defines the water technology industry as “…companies that manufacture equipment or systems; provide engineering, design or technical expertise to develop, deploy or improve technologies; provide scientific, analysis or consulting services; or otherwise have a high potential to be involved with the development, distribution and use of cutting-edge water technologies…”
  • While applicants are encouraged to partner with other entities (universities, companies, etc.) both within and outside the Commonwealth, MassCEC’s support is restricted to Massachusetts-based members of these partnerships.
  • Applicants may apply for cost share funds on federal or non-federal (e.g., foundations, industry consortia) funding applications. Awards are typically a fraction of the required cost share and the total project cost. For cost share support, applications may be submitted until the primary funding is contracted.
  • MassCEC strongly encourages leveraging investments from other entities.
  • Proposals for ARPA-E awards are not eligible for this funding, but are encouraged to apply to AmplifyMass for MassCEC support.