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EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce


EDA makes planning and local technical assistance investments to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under the Planning program, EDA makes Partnership Planning, Short-Term Planning, and State Planning awards to eligible recipients to create and implement regional economic development plans designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. More specifically, EDA makes Partnership Planning investments to designated planning organizations (i.e., District Organizations) serving EDA designated Economic Development Districts and to Indian Tribes to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients’ respective regions. EDA also makes Short-Term and State Planning awards for economic development planning activities that guide the eventual creation and retention of high-quality jobs, particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the Nation’s most economically distressed regions.

Under the Local Technical Assistance program, EDA makes awards to strengthen the capacity of local or State organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible entities to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Not stated
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

  • Atlanta Regional Office – (404)730-3002
  • Austin Regional Office – (512)381-8150
  • Chicago Regional Office – (312)353-8143
  • Denver Regional Office – (303)844-4715
  • Philadelphia Regional Office (215)597-4603
  • Seattle Regional Office – (206)220-7660
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