Gardner Applauds $11.5 Million in Grants for Colorado Manufacturing Competitiveness

Department of Energy will fund three Colorado research and development projects

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that it will award $11,554,462 in grants to the University of Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Forge Nano to support advanced manufacturing research and development.

“America is at its best when it empowers our entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools they need to keep our country competitive,” said Senator Gardner. “The Department of Energy’s research programs have made the United States a world leader in science and technology, and this funding will help Colorado entities continue to be on the cutting-edge of research and development.”

The Colorado entities to receive funding from the Department of Energy include:

  • $3,327,878 to the University of Colorado Boulder
  • $3,200,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • $5,026,584 to Forge Nano

More information about the individual projects can be found here.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.