Up to eight states will be selected to participate in this Policy Academy. All states are eligible to participate in the Academy, except for those that participated in the first cohort (Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Utah) or that have gubernatorial elections in 2019 (Louisiana, Mississippi). All states are required to engage a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center on their proposal team.
An independent expert panel will review and recommend which states will be invited to participate in the Policy Academy. The request for proposals includes application guidelines. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 7, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT.