US Economic Development Administration

Economic Development Assistance Programs

EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs. Projects funded by these programs will support the DOC Strategic Plan (2018-2022) by, among other things, leading to the creation and retention of jobs and increased private investment, advancing innovation, enhancing the manufacturing capacities of regions, providing workforce development opportunities and growing ecosystems that attract foreign direct investment. Through these programs, EDA supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency.

Maximum Award Amount


Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

District Organization of an Economic Development District, state, local, and tribal governments, institution of higher education, and public or private nonprofit organizations.

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