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Governor Baker announces $10.6M in grants available to help MA manufacturers pivot to make PPE and other critical equipment.

Manufacturing Emergency Response Team
Request for Funding
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has an urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Hospital and health networks fighting on the front-lines of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response face immediate shortages of the equipment necessary to keep them safe from contagion while caring for our community.

The Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT), as part of a coordinated response between academia, industry, and government, has provided this form as the method by which manufacturers may request funding from the Commonwealth to support the expansion of their production capabilities to make PPE equipment.

The Manufacturing Emergency Response Funding is a partnership between the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Commonwealth Corporation, and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed
The following items are considered PPE equipment and manufacturers may use this process to request funding to increase production of these items, and additional items may be considered.

PRIORITY ITEM: Invasive or Multifunctional Ventilators – FDA certified
PRIORITY ITEM: N95 Respirators – FDA certified
PRIORITY ITEM: Surgical Masks
Nasopharyngeal swab – FDA approved for testing
Nasopharyngeal swab – Non FDA approved for testing
Viral transport medium, ml
N99 Respirators S/M/L/XL
Powered Air Purified Respirator
Procedure Masks
Face Shields
Surgical Goggles S/M/L/XL
Nitrile Exam Gloves S/M/L/XL
Other Nitrile Gloves
Surgical Gowns S/M/L/XL
Coverall S/M/L/XL
Head Covers
Shoe Covers S/M/L/XL
Sanitizer wipes (cans)
Hand Sanitizer (units)
Nasal Swabs