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Federal Programs

SelectUSA Federal Programs

Federal Programs Database

The United States Government offers many federal programs designed to support companies interested in investing in the United States. Explore the programs and resources available to you and connect with the right federal-level contacts.


National Institute of Standards and Technology: MEP Supplier Scouting

The MEP National Network’s (MEPNN) Supplier Scouting service can be applied on a national, regional, or local scale. By leveraging our extensive relationships and knowledge of U.S. manufacturing capabilities, we identify manufacturers with production and technical capabilities and connect them with larger and more diverse supply chains of larger companies and government agencies.  
Submit a Supplier Scouting Opportunity Synopsis form or contact your local MEP Center to begin searching for domestic suppliers. 


CHIPS Program Office (CPO)

CHIPS for America encompasses two offices responsible for implementing the law: The CHIPS Research and Development Office is investing $11 billion into developing a robust domestic R&D ecosystem, while the CHIPS Program Office is dedicating $39 billion to provide incentives for investment in facilities and equipment in the United States. Learn more about CHIPS for America in this video message from the Secretary of Commerce.   



The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

NIFA provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. It invests in and supports initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice. 


USDA Rural Development Business Programs

USDA Rural Development Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community-based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas. 


USDA Economic Research Service

The USDA Economic Research Service is a federal statistical agency with the mission to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.  



Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office

Through cost-shared projects, tools, training, and information, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) works with a broad spectrum of public-private partners to develop and commercialize technologies/materials and practices that will result in increased energy productivity and savings for U.S. industry. Two of the AMOs research and development projects have chemical-related initiatives: the Innovative Process and Materials Technologies Project and the Next Generation Materials Project. 


Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) works with a broad spectrum of government, industrial, academic, agricultural, and nonprofit partners across the United States to develop commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower made from renewable U.S. biomass resources that reduce our dependence on imported oil while enhancing energy security. 


Loans Program Office (LPO)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s LPO has loans and loan guarantees available to help deploy innovative clean energy, advanced transportation, and tribal energy projects in the United States. Over the past decade, LPO has closed more than $30 billion of deals across a variety of energy sectors. Within its energy and climate provisions, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) appropriates approximately $11.7 billion in total for the LPO to support issuing new loans. These amounts increase loan authority in LPO’s existing loan programs by approximately $100 billion.


Interagency Investment Working Group

The Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG) was established to help coordinate activities across the many agencies that promote business investment and respond to specific issues that affect investment decisions. Learn more about the 20+ agencies that comprise the IIWG.

Questions About Federal Programs?

If you have additional questions about the federal programs on this page, contact our team. We will connect you with the best point of contact to direct your search or answer your questions.