NIDIA Members, please notice the increased amount of support opportunity you can receive via the DMAP program. If interested, please contact John below:

*** Notice: Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) Update***

Larger Cash Grants Available

The DoD Office of Economic Adjustment cash grant program for Indiana defense manufacturers, announced by NIDIA in March 2015, has been extended through 2016 and companies may now may receive larger cash grants.

The program will offer qualifying Indiana manufacturers 50% to 90% cash grants for core strengthening, market diversification and product commercialization projects selected by the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Core strengthening projects may include manufacturers working with Purdue subject matter experts on quality, lean or training within industry (TWI) implementation projects. See course list link below. Purdue experts may work on the floor with company staff to identify, train and implement such core strengthening solutions and the grants may pay for 50% to 90% of the project cost.

Qualifying companies are those manufacturers that are:

  • Under 1000 employees
  • Supplier to the defense industry with at least 5 percent reduction in sales, production or employment within the past 24 months (or imminent threat of reduction in the future 24 months)
  • For more information, please see the DMAP Quick Facts brochure and the Purdue MEP course list or contact John Blignaut, Purdue MEP, direct (317) 275-6816.



David Augustine, Col (ret)
Senior Vice President for Business Development, Stryke Industries ( )
Chairman of the Board, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association ( )