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Additional Funding Opportunities

Further funding opportunities can be discussed as it pertains to a company's project.


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Fuzehub Manufacturing Grants 2022Competition 2021

Manufacturing Grants - Round 1

  • Awards up to $50K Each | Deadline is February 4, 2022
  • Deadline for internal competition to partner with Stony Brook University is January 25, 2022.

As part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, the Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between not-for-profit organizations and small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York State. The grants serve as a resource to help companies achieve success from early stage, proof of concept through maturity. The partnership created with the not-for-profit organization serves as a pathway to technology transfer, adoption and implementation of new manufacturing processes, as well as the creation of enhanced products and services.

Applications for this grant competition must be submitted by the not-for-profit organization partner with the manufacturing company to see the project through. Please see FuzeHub's Guidelines on more information on what role the not-for-profit plays. 

The limit of three non-profit centers within Stony Brook University (SBU) are allowed to submit an application for a company to FuzeHub for this track of grant funding.  Because of this quota, SBU will hold an internal evaluation to choose the three proposal applications which will be given a letter of approval for the review and move forward to submit their applications to FuzeHub with the SBU partner as the non-profit lead.  All other applications that are not selected to submit their proposal through SBU will be encouraged to partner with anotherappropriate nonprofit outside of SBU in order to be able to  still submit the company’s application to FuzeHub.

Applications that would like to partner with SBU for the FuzeHub grant must have the be submitted for the internal review by January 25, 2022, 4:00PM EST. Please review the following file for informationa and deadlines for this process. .

Deadline to apply to parnter with SBU: January 25, 2022 - To partner with Stony Brook University (including MTRC)

Deadline to apply to FuzeHub: February 4, 2022

SBU Internal Review Process Deadlines & Links  Apply To FuzeHub Here


NYS ESDNYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The $800 million New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program (the “Program”) is now open for applications.  

The Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with gross revenues of $25,000 - $500,000 could receive a grant of $5,000 - $50,000.  For more information regarding the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Program, please see


NISTSmall Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

US Department of Commerces have released phase I of the 2019 SBIR  program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. 

Phase I funding aims to establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R&D efforts and to determine the quality of the awardees’ performance before additional funding is granted in later phases of the program. 

NIST’s SBIR program supports research at the frontiers of measurement science to ensure that the U.S. system of measurements is firmly grounded in sound scientific and technical principles. Its research activities provide industry, academia and other federal agencies with measurement tools and standards to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and security. 

Small businesses may apply in the following areas:

  • Advanced Communications, Networks and Scientific Data Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science and Measurement Dissemination
  • Health and Biological Systems Measurements
  • Physical Infrastructure and Resilience
  • Exploratory Measurement Science

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Fuzehub Commercialization Competition 2021

Date:  July 7, 2021
Location: Albany Capital Center, Albany NY

FuzeHub enters its third year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $400,000 commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Companies must exhibit the commercialization potential or their prototype or concept to a panel of judges in this live pitch competition. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses to success.

Apply to compete to demonstrate the commercialization potential of your technology and win money, with an anticipated six awards of $50,000 each; one company has the chance to win an additional $100,000 for a grand prize of $150,000.

Deadline to apply: To be decided

More Info Apply Here



Long Island Workforce Development Initiative

Qualified companies can be approved for up to $100,000 for training their workforce and related workforce development initiatives.

Funds are available on first-come basis, so start your application as soon as possible.

There are many different avenues you can take to apply for a variety of training programs. Please contact us to discuss your training needs as soon as possible. We are scheduling appointments now.

Let us know what programs you would like to know more about:

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management Systems/ISO
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean/Six Sigma
  • Managerial Effectiveness/Customer Service
  • Communications/Business Writing/Presentation
  • Specialized Software



PBNYEmpire State Development

Empire State Development offers grants to offset the costs of diversification and technology advancement, ultimately increasing the resiliency and competitiveness of New York State companies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation Currently has several open funding opportunities: