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Description of Modification
EDA is no longer accepting applications under this Funding Opportunity; rather, EDA has posted a new Funding Opportunity for its Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs, which is available by searching grants.gov for Opportunity Number EDAPLANNING2012. EDA will continue to accept new applications for Planning and Local Technical Assistance on a continuing basis, please see EDAPLANNING2012 for application requirements and instructions.
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Nov 24, 2010
Sep 18, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received.
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
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Category of Funding Activity:
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
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 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.
Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications for the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs authorized under PWEDA. Please note that EDA published a separate FFO dated October 14, 2010, for its Public Works, Economic Adjustment Assistance, and Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund (GCCMIF) Programs, which can be accessed on EDA’s website at http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/FFON.xml.
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Economic Development_Support for Planning Organizations
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Pursuant to PWEDA, eligible applicants for and eligible recipients of investment assistance include a(n): (1) District Organization; (2) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (3) State, city or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (4) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (5) public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State. See section 3 of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. § 3122) and 13 C.F.R. § 300.3. EDA is not authorized to provide grants directly to individuals or to for-profit entities seeking to start or expand a private business. Such requests may be referred to State or local agencies, or to non-profit economic development organizations serving the region in which the project will be located.
Economic Development Administration
Pursuant to PWEDA, EDA announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs. These programs will help communities develop the planning and technical expertise to support communities and regions in their comprehensive, entrepreneurial, and innovation-based economic development efforts. Resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in areas experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress, these programs are designed to enhance the competitiveness of regions.EDA’s Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs are two of the six economic development assistance programs the agency operates under PWEDA. Under the Planning Program, EDA provides assistance to eligible recipients to create regional economic development plans in order to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. EDA’s Local Technical Assistance Program helps eligible recipients 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.Please see the FY2011 Planning and Local Technical Assistance Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), to which a link is provided below, for more information on the programs.
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