Are you a maker looking for a way to support frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Get Us PPE is launching a Maker Cohort Grant program to kickstart DIY manufacturing groups interested in making and distributing impermeable gowns. Each group selected will receive $5,000 in funding to manufacture this essential protective equipment.
How are impermeable gowns made?
Impermeable gowns are worn by healthcare workers to protect their skin and clothing from exposure to patients’ bodily fluids. Something Labs, a California-based coalition of engineers, designers, and machinists (and generous co-sponsor of this grant), has released open-source plans for complete fabrication and assembly instructions for creating impermeable gowns. Artisan’s Asylum, a previous Get Us PPE grant recipient, also offers detailed instructions for protective gown production.
Get mentorship from established makers
Grant recipients will also be part of a mentorship curriculum that shares best practices in production, sourcing, outreach and distribution, management, and other crucial parts of running a thriving makerspace. You’ll get guidance from members of established maker organizations Something Labs, Nation of Makers, Artisan’s Asylum, and OSMS.
Applications for the Maker Cohort Grant will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, watch this brief informational webinar or send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply for the Maker Cohort Grant