U-M awarded Department of Defense grant to assist defense manufacturers

U-M will lead a consortium with two others to stimulate growth, job creation and job retention in states and communities affected by reductions or cancellations in Department of Defense spending.

The Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy will lead the consortium through a $2.5 million grant to fund a regional Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program in the Midwest.

The DMAP is a Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment initiative to help states and communities that have been significantly impacted by reductions or cancellations in DoD spending.

Larry Molnar, associate director of IRLEE and Megan Reichert, program director for DMAP are leading the project for U-M.

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