Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dept. of Commerce - Economic Development Assistance Programs CFDA 11.300

Under this announcement, Economic Development Administration (EDA) solicits applications for the following programs under PWEDA: (i) Public Works; (ii) Planning; (iii) Local Technical Assistance; and (iv) Economic Adjustment Assistance. EDA will provide Public Works investments to support the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, attract private sector capital, and promote regional competitiveness, including investments that expand and upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led development, accelerate new business development, and enhance the ability of regions to capitalize on opportunities presented by free trade. Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 30, 2009. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received.

The Planning Program helps support planning organizations, including District Organizations and Indian Tribes, in the development, implementation, revision or replacement of comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS), and for related short-term planning investments and State plans designed to create and retain higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the nation’s most economically distressed regions. The Local Technical Assistance Program helps fill the knowledge and information gaps that may prevent leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors in economically distressed regions from making optimal decisions on local economic development issues. The Economic Adjustment Assistance Program provides a wide range of technical, planning and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time. This program is designed to respond flexibly to pressing economic recovery issues and is well suited to help address challenges faced by U.S. communities and regions.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: EDA10012008EDAP
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Oct 01, 2008
Creation Date: Oct 01, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 30, 2009 Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 30, 2009 Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received.
Archive Date: Oct 30, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Regional Development
Category Explanation: EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In implementing this mission pursuant to its authorizing statute, the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA), EDA advances economic growth by assisting communities and regions experiencing chronic high unemployment and low per capita income to create an environment that fosters innovation, promotes entrepreneurship, and attracts increased private capital investment. EDA also administers the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program (TAA Program) under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. §§ 2341-2391) (Trade Act). Under this program, EDA funds a national network of eleven (11) non-profit organizations known as Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers, with each being assigned a different geographic service region, which in turn provide technical assistance to firms that have been adversely affected by increased import competition.
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s): 11.300 -- Grants for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities
11.302 -- Economic Development_Support for Planning Organizations
11.303 -- Economic Development_Technical Assistance
11.307 -- Economic Adjustment Assistance
11.313 -- Trade Adjustment Assistance
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement--EDAP

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