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Indiana DIB Capability Accelerator Program (IDCAP)

The Indiana Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Capability Accelerator Program (IDCAP) provides grant assistance to assess a company’s capabilities when compared to industry standards, provide technical assistance that improves the capabilities of small Indiana DIB businesses (resilience), and raises their knowledge of DoD supply chain weaknesses (and thus opportunities). 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).

Starting on 1 September 2021, the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will accept participants for IDCAP partnership projects. In most instances, the grant will pay 75% of project costs.

Eligible companies:

  • Small to medium size enterprises – under 1000 employees
  • Defense Contractor or tier 1,2,3,4, etc. supplier to defense industry
  • Companies who have a product or capability that can meet DoD requirements
  • Management team dedicated to improving and growing their business

How to apply:

Simply contact the IDCAP Program Managers, Gene Jones or Rob Hudson. See their contact information on this page.

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

Advanced Manufacturing Lean and Quality assistance – increase effectiveness, reduce waste, get ready for an ISO, AS, NADCAP, etc. certification or audit

Automation or Collaborative Robot Assessments – understand how these technology tools can make your company more efficient

Federal Procurement Data Base Mining Assistance - NAICS/PSC deep dives in DoD/Federal spending in search of opportunities that match company capabilities

Cybersecurity Assessments or Remediation Projects – get ready for CMMC or just improve the cyber health of your company

DoD Proposal Preparation Consultants - coaching, writing and editing assistance of professional grant writers to help generate winning RFP/SBIR/STTRs that meet DoD requirements

DoD Technical Scout Preparation Assistance – making sure that your solution fits a Combat Commander Capability gap and your presentation “speaks to” that need

ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) training and consulting – Complying with the regulation that controls the manufacture, sale, and distribution of defense and space-related articles and services

DoD Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) training – Learn to use the web-based system for electronic invoicing, receipt and acceptance. WAWF allows government vendors to submit and track invoices and receipt/acceptance documents over the Web, and allows government personnel to process those invoices in a real-time, paperless environment.

Manufacturing Skills for Success Training – Provide employees with basic workplace skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, work in teams, and think critically, as well as basic technical skills, such as the ability to read a blueprint and use common measurement tools. Four cohorts are funded.


Gene Jones
Gene Jones
Senior Services Manager - Cybersecurity and Defense

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