First funding opportunity from Sinema’s landmark law seeks applications from companies for projects boosting microchip manufacturing in Arizona and across the country
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Space and Science Subcommittee, announced that the CHIPS Program Office – created by Sinema’s landmark Chips and Science law – has opened the first application period for semiconductor manufacturing projects for commercial fabrication facilities.
The first round of funding is supported entirely by the Chips and Science law, bipartisan legislation Sinema helped usher through Congress investing over $52 billion to restore America’s leadership in global microchip manufacturing, create strong careers, solve supply chain challenges, and strengthen national security.
“Applications are now open for companies to request federal funding for projects that boost microchip manufacturing in Arizona and across the country. I’m looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Arizonans to ensure our state gets every dollar we’re due,” said Sinema.
Sinema was an original cosponsor of the CHIPS for America Act in June 2020, which was the first comprehensive proposal to increase domestic manufacturing of semiconductors, which has fallen dramatically over previous decades. Since 2020, Sinema has worked with her colleagues in a bipartisan way to pass provisions of the CHIPS for America Act into law and to fund this meaningful investment in national and economic security for Arizona and all of the United States.
The first funding opportunity seeks applications for the construction, expansion, or modernization of commercial facilities.
Interested applicants can find the application portal HERE.
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The CHIPS Program Office additionally released a “Vision of Success” that details what a decade of these strategic investments can and must accomplish.