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Webinar Event – Funding Opportunities for Strategic and Critical Minerals
U.S. Department of Defense’s DPA Title III Office
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET
DPA Title III has a Funding Opportunity Announcement, Defense Production Act Title III Expansion of
Domestic Production Capability and Capacity (FA8650-19-S-5010), that is accepting white papers on a
variety of topics under the DPA Title III program. This webinar will provide detailed information about the announcement, and how the U.S. and Canadian metals and mining industry can participate in this opportunity.
FUNDING AUTHORITY BACKGROUND
The Department of Defense’s Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III office has received Emergency Supplemental Funding for Ukraine, which includes US$600M for the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III fund for, amongst other initiatives, the Strategic & Critical Materials DIB Areas of Interest including for feasibility studies, by-product and co-product extraction, modernization and productivity improvements, recycling and reclamation, and enabling sub-tier suppliers and industrial resources.
Funding eligibility will be restricted to domestic sources as defined in the Defense Production Act of 1950: “A business concern that performs in the United States or Canada substantially all of the research and development,
engineering, manufacturing, and production activities required of such business concern under a contract with the United States relating to a critical component or a critical technology item; and that procures from business concerns (described as above) substantially all of any components and assemblies required under a contract with the United States relating to a critical component or critical technology item.”