Economic Development Grants, Next Deadline Dec. 15

The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. Through the EDAP FFO, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

Eligible Applicants

  •     State governments
  •     County governments
  •     City or township governments
  •     Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  •     Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  •     Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  •     Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  •     Private institutions of higher education
  •     Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification

In general, EDA will accept and review applications submitted under its Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs in funding cycles. To be considered during a particular funding cycle, complete applications must be validated and time-stamped by by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the applicable funding cycle deadline. Alternatively, paper applications may be delivered with delivery confirmation to the applicable regional office listed in section X. of the FY 2012 FFO. Paper applications must be received at or before 5:00 p.m. local time in the applicable regional office on the funding cycle deadline. If your application is received after the deadline, it will be considered late and will not be reviewed by EDA for that funding cycle. EDA will not accept facsimile or email transmissions of applications.

The next four funding cycle deadlines are:

(i) December 15 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2012;

(ii) March 9 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2012;

(iii) June 8 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2012; and

(iv) September 14 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2013.

Applications for financial assistance submitted under EDA’s Planning, Partnership Planning, Local Technical Assistance, University Center, and Research and National Technical Assistance Programs are not subject to the procedures and deadlines described in the FFO. The program information and application requirements for these programs will be published in separate FFO announcements.  Contact us for more information!


Economic Development Grants, Next Deadline Dec. 15