The USFWC is excited to share an opportunity to access federal funding and help to shape tech and manufacturing business development strategies across the country.
Last year the Chips and Science Act was passed, which spotlights the importance of worker ownership and solidifies its role in developing technology and manufacturing businesses in the United States.
One of the flagship programs of this Act is the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program. Because of the USFWC’s advocacy for worker co-ops in Congress, worker ownership development centers and associations are named as allowable partners in the creation of regional technology and innovation strategies. $500 million has been appropriated toward this program.
Next Wednesday April 26th, join the USFWC and the office of Rep. Jamaal Bowman, champion of worker ownership in the CHIPS and Science Act, to understand this program and how to become a part of these regional tech and innovation strategies.
Who is this for?
Only consortia are eligible, and each consortium has certain required and optional entity types.
- Employee ownership membership associations
- State or local employee ownerships and cooperative development centers and
- financial institutions and investment funds
are among the optional entity types. If your organization falls into one of these categories, we encourage you to attend.