U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) - Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants are available for economic development programs. Applicants must complete the required registrations prior to applying. EDA provides investments that support a wide range of non-construction and construction activities in regions experiencing severe economic dislocations. EDA supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency. EDA encourages its grantees throughout the country to develop initiatives that present new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.
Through this NOFO, EDA intends to advance general economic development in accordance with EDA’s investment priorities but also to pursue projects that, where practicable, incorporate specific priorities related to equity, workforce development, and climate change resiliency so that investments can benefit everyone for decades to come.
Each project funded under this NOFO must be consistent with at least one of EDA’s Investment Priorities:
• Recovery & Resilience
• Workforce Development
• Technology-Based Economic Development
• Environmentally Sustainable Development
• Exports & Foreign Direct Investment