Disaster Supplemental Funding
EDA’s mission is to promote innovation and competitiveness to prepare American regions for growth and success. Between FY18 and FY19, EDA received $1.2 billion in supplemental disaster appropriations ($600 million each year) from Congress to help regions recover from the economic harm and distress resulting from natural disasters in 2017-2019. With the support of these funds, American regions and communities hard-hit by major disasters are rebuilding stronger, more resilient economies.
In June 2019, Congress passed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019. The Act provided EDA with $600 million in additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program funds for necessary expenses related to flood mitigation, disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in areas that received a major disaster designation in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 under the Robert T. Stafford Act. EDA has made $587 million of supplemental appropriations available for grant investments to regions located in, or serving, one or more communities impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019. Find out more about this funding opportunity.
In February 2018, under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (PL 115-123), Congress provided EDA with $600 million in additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program funds for disaster relief and recovery. EDA has made $587 million in supplemental appropriations available for grants to assist communities experiencing economic distress or harm resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Wildfires and other Federally-declared natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017. Learn more about this funding for 2017 major disasters. There are no submission deadlines.