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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 September 1, 2021, the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) began accepting 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 Manager, Gene Jones

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 – Make 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 – Comply 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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