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Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Open Date:

Not listed

Close Date:

3/15/2022

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperative
  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Overview

The $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge is the marquee of EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs that aims to boost economic recovery from the pandemic and rebuild American communities, including those grappling with decades of disinvestment.

The Challenge provides transformational investments to develop and strengthen regional industry clusters across the country, all while embracing equitable economic growth, creating good-paying jobs, and enhancing U.S. global competitiveness. As part of the $300 million Coal Communities Commitment, EDA will allocate at least $100 million of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge funding to support coal communities.

The two-phase competition will ultimately award 20-30 regional coalitions between $25 and $100 million to implement 3-8 projects that support an industry sector.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$1,000,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$100,000,000
Estimated Awards:
20-30

Applicant Guidance

For more information, please visit: https://eda.gov/arpa/build-back-better/

Contact Information

  • Please send email inquiries about the American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge to [email protected].
  • For additional questions, particularly region-specific questions, contact your state’s Economic Development Representative. Visit www.eda.gov/contact to find contact information for your Economic Development Representative.
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