This notice solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities). Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities, including those negatively impacted by changes to the coal economy.
The average size of a Public Works investment has been approximately $1.4 million and investments generally range from $600,000 to $3,000,000. The average size of an EAA investment has been approximately $650,000 and investments generally range from $150,000 to $1,000,000.
Local Government; State Government; Higher Education Institution; Non-Profit Organization; Tribal Entities
Eligible Recipients Detail:
Eligible recipients include State Governments; Higher Education Institutions; Non-Profit Organizations; City or Township Governments; Special District Governments; county Governments; Local Development Districts; Native American Tribal Governments
Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies
Eligible Purpose Detail:
EDA Funds projects that aline with investment priorities:
-Recovery & Resilience
-Workforce Development & Manufacturing
-Exports & FDI
The Public Works program provides resources to meet the construction and/or infrastructure design needs of communities to enable them to become more economically competitive. Investments made through the Public Works program must be aligned with a current CEDS or equivalent EDA-accepted regional economic development strategy and clearly lead to the creation or retention of long-term high-quality jobs.
The EAA program provides investments that support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities (including infrastructure, design and engineering, technical assistance, economic recovery strategies, and capitalization or re-capitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)) in regions experiencing severe economic dislocations that may occur suddenly or over time.EDA utilizes EAA investments to provide resources that help communities experiencing or anticipating economic dislocations to plan and implement specific solutions to leverage their existing regional economic advantages to support economic development and job creation.
EDA can fund up to 80% of project costs with a grant depending on the geography's economic conditions. See NOFO for full details.