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Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.307
Sponsor
Economic Development Administration
Deadlines
Oct 31, 2021
Purpose

Under the American Rescue Plan, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past EDA projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.

The program has 6 separate funding opportunities:

  • Build Back Better Regional Challenge: Build new regional industry clusters or scale existing ones through planning, infrastructure, innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and access to capital
  • Good Jobs Challenge: Building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to well paying jobs, with an emphasis on efforts to reach historically underserved populations and areas, communities of color, women, and other groups facing labor market barriers
  • Economic Adjustment Assistance Challenge: Flexible funding to plan, build, innovate, and put people to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs
  • Indigenous Communities Challenge: Support the needs of tribal governments and Indigenous communities to develop and execute economic development projects that they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future
  • Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants: Both competitive and non-competitive state grants designed to accelerate the recovery of communities that rely on the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sector
  • Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks Grants: Planning, research, and evaluation of EDA programs
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • District organizations of an EDA-designated Economic Development District
  • Tribes and consortia of tribes
  • State, county, city, and other political subdivisions of states, including special purpose units of state or local governments engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions
  • Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education
  • Public or private nonprofit organization or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state
  • Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations serving native Hawaiians, native Pacific Islanders of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

Eligible applicants for EDA Statewide Planning Grants include governors, the mayor of DC, and other applicable territory leaders or their designees. Potential applicants will receive an invitation to apply from EDA.

Consult each individual funding announcement for specific eligibility requirements.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Build Back Better Regional Challenge:

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Award floor: $200,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 55
  • Estimated total program funding: $30,000,000

Good Jobs Challenge:

  • Award ceiling: $25,000,000
  • Award floor: $1,000,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 50
  • Estimated total program funding: $500,000,000

Economic Adjustment Assistance Challenge:

  • Award ceiling: $10,000,000
  • Award floor: $100,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 250
  • Estimated total program funding: $500,000,000

Indigenous Communities Challenge:

  • Award ceiling: $5,000,000
  • Award floor: $100,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 50
  • Estimated total program funding: $100,000,000

Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants:

  • Award ceiling: $10,000,000
  • Award floor: $100,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 150
  • Estimated total program funding: $240,000,000

Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks Grants:

  • Award ceiling: $6,000,000
  • Award floor: $200,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 20
  • Estimated total program funding: $31,000,000

EDA's Coal Communities Commitment Initiative has set aside $100,000,000 of Build Back Better Regional Challenge funds and $200,000,000 of Economic Adjustment Assistance funds to directly support coal communities.

Application process

Apply online using the appropriate funding opportunity link. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab of each grants.gov page.

Build Back Better Regional Challenge:

Good Jobs Challenge:

Economic Adjustment Assistance Challenge:

Indigenous Communities Challenge:

Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants:

Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks Grants:

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Educational attainment · Emergency preparedness and response · Employment and unemployment · Health workforce · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Women



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