NEW: EDA Disaster Grants
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced on August 13, 2019 that it is making $587 million available to eligible grantees in communities impacted by Presidentially declared natural disasters in 2018, and floods and tornadoes in 2019.
- EDA disaster grants are made by Regional Offices under the agency’s Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program, which enables EDA to make awards that support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities in areas which experience sudden and prolonged severe economic dislocation. The funds were announced through the publishing of the Fiscal Year 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity.
- Application submissions should be based on long-term, regionally-oriented, and collaborative development strategies that foster economic growth and resilience.
- Eligible applicants include: states, counties or cities; institutes of higher education; and public or private non-profit organizations acting in cooperation with local or state officials, among others. EDA is not authorized to provide grants to individuals or for-profit entities.
- There are no application deadlines. The agency will accept proposals on a rolling basis until a new Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity is issued, the current Notice of Funding Opportunity is cancelled, or all funds are obligated.
- Projects must be consistent with the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
For more information, please visit the EDA and Disaster Recovery page.