Hampton Manufacturing & Innovation Assistance Grant Program
The program is designed to aid small Hampton manufacturers primarily engaged in manufacturing, prototyping, design and/or development of commodities by encouraging them to seek improvements in production, productivity and competitiveness.
Administering Body/Responsible Parties
The Hampton Economic Development Authority administers this program. The Hampton Department of Economic Development provides support.
Who May Apply
Eligible businesses classified as manufacturers under the North American Industrial Classification six-digit code which starts with the number 3. To be eligible to receive a grant a business must be:
A small manufacturer employing 90 or fewer persons
Located within the City of Hampton and primarily engaged in manufacturing, prototyping, design and/or development of commodities
In good standing, which means the business is registered with the appropriate federal and state agencies and is current on all taxes
Policy for Considering Assistance Requests
Each application is considered based on how well the eligibility criteria are met. Applications for grants must demonstrate one or more of the following on the part of a small manufacturer: commitment to improve profitability, raise productivity, compete in global markets, or provide enhanced value to the customer through product improvement.
Type of Assistance Offered
Examples of eligible grant expenditures are listed below and other operational and training initiatives will be considered.
FDA Export Certifications
Human Resources Management and/or Organizational Structure
Homeland Security ITAR Certification
Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma
Telecommunications TL 9000
8D Problem Solving
Applicants can seek operational training assistance from any legitimate service provider such as, but not limited to, a community college, college or university, trade association, or equipment manufacturer, to achieve their stated needs.