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Indiana DIB Capability Accelerator Program (IDCAP)

Funding for Indiana Manufacturers Serving the Defense Industry

The Indiana Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Capability Accelerator Program (IDCAP) provides grant assistance to familiarize Indiana small to-medium manufacturers with advanced manufacturing technologies, train employees to use advanced manufacturing technologies or digital information tools, and support the implementation of modern equipment/information systems at their facilities. These activities will allow firms to deploy new products and services (modernization) and enable them to become more agile and responsive to changing military requirements and needs (readiness).

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is currently accepting participants for IDCAP partnership projects. In most instances, the grant will pay 50-75% of project costs for DIB companies.

Eligible companies:

  • Small to medium size enterprises – under 1,500 employees with an annual revenue of less than $500 million
  • Defense contractor or Tier 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. supplier to the defense industry
  • Companies in the DIB are defined as having 10% revenue from the Department of Defense in any one of the past 5 years

Program Details:

  • Funding to run from approximately July 2023 - July 2024
  • On-site assessments and training are grant-supported for companies in the defense industry or those interested in working in the defense industry
  • Implementation services are grant-supported for companies currently in the DIB
  • See list of workshops below dedicated to relevant program topics

How to apply:

  • Simply contact the IDCAP Program Manager, Gene Jones

Examples of the types of projects that we plan to fund (not all-inclusive):

  • ERP/MRP analysis and selection support
  • Advanced manufacturing technology familiarization, training, selection, and implementation support
  • Production scheduling support
  • Sponsor third party advanced manufacturing training using your preferred training vendor
  • Digital transformation strategy development
  • Collaborative robot (COBOT) assessments, training, and implementation
  • Automation assessments, training, and implementation
  • Additive manufacturing for low volume production or to overcome supply chain disruptions
  • Secure network updates to support digital modernization projects
  • Lean training and consulting – Value Stream Mapping
  • Quality Management Systems – training, consulting, initial program setup, and internal audits
  • Manufacturing Skills for Success training

Scheduled Workshops

ERP Systems and Your Roadmap to a Profitable Digital Transformation


Funding provided by: 


Gene Jones
Gene Jones
Senior Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Defense

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