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Economic Development Funding and Other Resources

This page summarizes useful, relevant information about federal program funding opportunities, websites, tools, and partner organizations:


EDA’s sole mission is economic development, but it is not the only federal agency with financial and technical assistance programs that can support innovative, competitive and resilient regional economies. In addition to EDA’s programs and funding opportunities, we have identified over 130 federal programs that offer grants, loans, technical assistance and other support for economic development.

EDA offers the following tools to help guide communities through this wider universe of complementary federal economic development programs:

Upcoming Deadlines -- Featured Federal Funding Opportunities

See below for a selection of funding opportunities that may complement your region’s economic development strategies. For more detail or to apply, open the Grants.gov search field and enter the Opportunity Number shown here:

Category Funding Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Agency Close Date
Infrastructure, Broadband NTIA-DE-PLAN-2022 State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program DOC-NTIA 7/12/2022
Workforce   Off-Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants USDA-RD 7/15/2022
Infrastructure, Broadband NTIA-BEAD-2022 Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD) DOC-NTIA 7/18/2022
Infrastructure OLDCC-22-F-0002 Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program DOD 7/18/2022
Manufacturing OLDCC-22-F-0001 Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program DOD 7/19/2022
Workforce, Coal Communities MSHA-2022-1 Mine Health and Safety Grants DOL 7/25/2022



FY 2022 Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning

DOT 7/25/2022
Capital Access RD-RBS-22-01-MPILP Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program USDA 7/25/2022
Workforce, Infrastructure 693JJ322NF00009 Bridge Investment Program - Planning, Bridge Projects, and Large Bridge Projects DOT-FHWA 7/25/2022
Disaster, Capital Access CDFI-2022-ERP Fiscal Year 2022 CDFI Equitable Recovery Program TREAS 7/26/2022
Infrastructure, Sustainability R23AS00008 WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2023 DOI 7/28/2022
Technical Assistance FR-6600-N-38 FY22 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants NOFO HUD 7/28/2022
Energy, Tribal DE-FOA-0002775 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002774, Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2022 DOE 7/29/2022
Energy, Rural RDRUS-22-RFP Revolving Fund Program USDA 7/31/2022
Energy DE-FOA-0002565 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation DOE 8/1/2022
Urban USDA-NRCS-UAIP-22-NOFO0001178 FY 2022 Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program USDA 8/2/2022
Sustainability, Workforce EPA-I-OLEM-OBLR-22-02 FY23 BROWNFIELDS JOB TRAINING (JT) GRANTS EPA 8/2/2022
Arts 2022NEA01OT NEA Our Town, FY2023 NEA 8/4/2022
Disaster 22-593 Disaster Resilience Research Grants NSF 8/19/2022
Infrastructure, University, Transport UTCOPENCOMP2022 UTC Program Competition 2022-2026 Grants DOT 8/25/2022
Energy DE-FOA-0002661 Community Geothermal Heating & Cooling Technical Assistance & Deployment DOE 8/30/2022
Rural, Energy USDA-NIFA-BPP-009262 Bioproduct Pilot Program USDA 8/31/2022
Resilience, Infrastructure NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2022-2007195 FY2022 NOAA's Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants Under the IIJA DOC-NOAA 9/6/2022
Urban, Agriculture, Business Assistance USDA-NIFA-OP-009221 Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture USDA 9/22/2022
Infrastructure, Broadband NTIA-MMG-2022 Middle Mile Grant Program DOC-NTIA 9/30/2022
Business Assistance, Innovation N00014-22-S-B002 Science & Technology for Advanced Manufacturing Projects (STAMP) DOD 11/30/2022
Workforce HRSA-23-014 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) HHS 1/20/2023
Energy DE-FOA-0002768 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002779 - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs DOE 3/10/2023
University, Workforce HRSA-23-003 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) HHS 3/14/2023
Infrastructure NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2021-2006626 FY2021 to FY2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) DOC-NOAA 9/30/23
Disaster Assistance EDA-2019-DISASTER FY 2019 EDA Disaster Supplemental DOC-EDA Open
Workforce Development PWEAA2020 FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs (Includes CARES Act Addendum) DOC-EDA Open
Planning & Technical Assistance multiple EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs DOC-EDA Open
Technical Assistance, Planning EDA-HDQ-RNTA-2021 FY 2021 - 2023 Economic Development RNTA DOC-EDA Open
Planning, Technical Assistance   Strategic Economic and Community Development USDA-RD Open
Infrastructure   Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program USDA-RD Open
Infrastructure, Broadband   Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees USDA-RD Open
Planning, Technical Assistance, Infrastructure   SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households USDA-RD Open
Planning, Technical Assistance, Infrastructure   Water & Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants USDA-RD Open
Tribal, University, Education    Tribal College Initiative Grants  USDA-RD Open
Tribal, Infrastructure   Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias  USDA-RD Open
Infrastructure, Energy    Electric Infrastructure Loan & Loan Guarantee Program USDA-RD Open
Equity, Business Assistance   CDFA EC-Tech (Equitable Capital Technology) Initiative Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Open
Rural, Business Assistance   Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program USDA-RD Quarterly


The following resources present a compilation of federal programs that address specific areas of economic development:


  • EDA Research and National Technical Assistance Program (RNTA): The RNTA program funds research, evaluation, and national technical assistance projects that promote competitiveness and innovation in distressed rural and urban regions throughout the United States and its territories.
  • USASpending.gov: This publicly accessible site provides Americans with access to information about how their tax dollars are spent.
  • NEPAssist: This EPA resource facilitates the environmental review and project planning processes in relation to federal environmental considerations.
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) EconWorks Economic Analysis Tools: U.S. DOT EconWorks is a set of web-based tools that can help planners make better decisions and more prudent investments in regional transportation systems and related projects, based on the potential impact of anticipated jobs, wage income, and economic outputs.
  • Peer City Identification Tool (PCIT): Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this data comparison and visualization instrument can help policymakers and practitioners understand a municipality’s strengths and weaknesses relative to other cities.

Is there a valuable federal resource that we can add to this list? Contact us at edi@eda.gov.

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