Economic Development Administration

Research and National Technical Assistance Grants

Through the R&E program, EDA supports the development of tools, recommendations, and resources that shape Federal economic development policies and inform economic development decision-making. R&E program investments provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country. EDA also regularly evaluates the impacts and outcomes of its various programs as a means of identifying policy and program modifications that will increase the Agency’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Maximum Award Amount


Cost Matching

Not required

Eligible Applicants

Local, state, and tribal governments, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education

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