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FY2023 EDA University Center Economic Development Program

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development

Reserved for Energy



Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce


This program funds technical assistance provided by an accredited institution of higher education or a consortium of accredited institutions of higher education that is focused on one or more of the following program focus areas: advancing regional commercialization efforts, advancing high-growth entrepreneurship, cultivating innovation, encouraging business expansion in a region’s innovation cluster(s), developing a high-skilled regional workforce, and increasing the resiliency of a region. EDA solicits competitive applications from accredited institutions of higher education and from consortia of accredited institutions of higher education that are located in and have programs targeting only geographic areas served by EDA’s Austin and Denver Regional Offices.

The Austin Regional Office serves: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

The Denver Regional Office serves: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

More information on EDA’s University Center Program is available here.

Contact Information

UC Program Coordinator, HQ: Bernadette Grafton


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