Economic Development Administration Grants

The Economic Development Administration is the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development. This office within the Department of Commerce plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the United States.

Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas throughout the nation.



Department of Health and Human Services
 $17,181,242,152 Department of Labor
 $8,284,224,457 Department of Education
 $7,914,466,933 Department of the Interior
 $6,094,507,463 Department of Justice
 $4,768,030,433 Department of State
 $4,093,083,372 Department of Transportation
 $4,091,120,459 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 $3,586,758,969 Department of Homeland Security
 $3,304,282,219 Department of Housing and Urban Development
 $3,289,411,527 Agency for International Development
 $2,947,784,669 Department Of Defense
 $2,924,355,792 National Science Foundation
 $2,533,523,624 Department of Agriculture
 $1,848,216,556 Department of Commerce
 $1,618,555,565 Department of Energy
 $1,050,783,010 Other Agencies
 $1,955,886,294


Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund...more
Posted On - 2018-07-02


EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise...more
Posted On - 2018-04-10


EDA is seeking applications for a national technical assistance program related to small-scale manufacturing as a complement to other economic growth drivers which communities can foster to promote...more
Posted On - 2016-06-24




EDA seeks a research proposal focusing on the economic and resiliency impacts of disaster mitigation...more
Posted On - 2016-06-24


EDA seeks to continue to build on its strong foundation of place-based regional economic development and partnerships within this funding opportunity. EDA seeks a non-profit “national partner” that...more
Posted On - 2014-11-14


This FFO announces the availability of funding for EDA’s FY 2013 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. The purpose of EDA’s University Center Economic Development Program...more
Posted On - 2013-04-18


This FFO announces the availability of funding for the Make it in America Challenge. The Make it in America Challenge will provide up to $40 million in competitive grant funding through the DOC’s...more
Posted On - 2013-03-18




Pursuant to its Research and Evaluation program, EDA seeks applications to review the attributes of EDA-funded University Centers (UCs), evaluate the types of activities that have the greatest...more
Posted On - 2012-07-02


EDA solicits competitive applications to encourage and reward innovative, ground-breaking ideas that greatly expand innovation, commercialization and new enterprise formation across the United...more
Posted On - 2012-06-12





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