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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 NIPA-22-MEGA-22 Mega Grants DOT 5/23/2022
Infrastructure RSTGP-22-RURAL-22 Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program DOT 5/23/2022
Infrastructure NSMFHP-22-INFRA-22 INFRA Grants DOT 5/23/2022
Infrastructure, Native American  FTA-2022-003-TPM-TRTR FY 2022 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program DOT 5/25/2022
Workforce MBDA-OBD-2022-2007301 Minority Colleges and Universities DOC 5/25/2022
Innovation, Energy, Sustainability  DE-FOA-0002654 FY22 Carbon Utilization Technology: Improving Efficient Systems for Algae DOE 5/27/2022
Business Assistance, Technical Assistance SB-OCAPR-22-001 PRIME 2022-01 SBA 5/27/2022
Innovation, Energy, Sustainability  DE-FOA-0002677 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement DOE 5/31/2022
Innovation, Energy, Sustainability  DE-FOA-0002679 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications DOE 5/31/2022
Manufacturing, Sustainability DE-FOA-0002678 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement DOE 6/1/2022
Manufacturing, Sustainability DE-FOA-0002678 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement DOE 6/1/2022
Business Assistance, Equity MBDA-OBD-2022-2007329 Fiscal Year 2022 Broad Agency Announcement - Access to Capital: Innovative Finance DOC-MBDA 6/5/2022
Rural, Business Assistance & Entrepreneurship RBCS-RCDG-2022 Rural Cooperative Development Grant USDA 6/6/2022
Workforce 22-FAA-AWD-AM FAA Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program DOT 6/10/2022
Workforce 22-FAA-AWD-AP FAA Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program DOT 6/10/2022
Workforce 22-FAA-AWD-AM FAA Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program DOT-FAA 6/10/2022
Workforce 22-FAA-AWD-AP FAA Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program DOT-FAA 6/10/2022
Workforce, Technical Assistance CDC-RFA-OE22-2203 Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems HHS 6/11/2022
Innovation, Business Assistance EDA-HDQ-OIE-2022-2007288 2022 Build to Scale Program DOC-EDA 6/13/2022
Workforce HRSA-22-124 Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) HHS 6/14/2022
Disaster, Infrastructure, Sustainability R23AS00005 WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2023 DOI 6/15/2022
Technical Assistance, Sustainability EPA-I-OW-OWM-22-01 ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER GRANT PROGRAM EPA 6/17/2022
Infrastructure 693JF722R000012 The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Program DOT 6/17/2022
Workforce, Equity FOA-WB-22-15 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance Grant Program DOL 6/20/2022
Tribal Communities, Infrastructure    Capital Projects Fund for Tribal Governments  Treasury 6/22/2022
Native American, Business Assistance BIA-NABDI-2022-OIED Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) DOI-BIA 6/27/2022
Workforce HHS-2022-ACL-CIP-DNCW-0086 Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce: A Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Initiative HHS 6/29/2022
Entrepreneurship   Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) USDA 6/30/2022
Innovation & R&D   Regional Innovation Engines NSF 6/30/2022
Innovation, Energy, Sustainability  DE-FOA-0002656 Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign (GDTDC) DOE 7/3/2022
Infrastructure, Broadband NTIA-DE-PLAN-2022 State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program DOC-NTIA 7/12/2022
Infrastructure OLDCC-22-F-0002 Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program DOD 7/18/2022
Infrastructure, Broadband NTIA-BEAD-2022 Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program DOC-NTIA 7/18/2022
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
Disaster 22-593 Disaster Resilience Research Grants NSF 8/19/2022
Energy DE-FOA-0002661 Community Geothermal Heating & Cooling Technical Assistance & Deployment DOE 8/30/2022
Native American, Technical Assistance EDA-2021-ARPAINDIGENOUS FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity DOC-EDA 9/30/2022
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
Infrastructure NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2021-2006626 FY2021 to FY2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) DOC-NOAA 9/30/23
Rural, Healthcare, Disaster    Emergency Rural Health Care Grants USDA-RD Closed
Tribal, Energy, Technical Assistance   Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs   DOE Closed
Innovation, Sustainability, Energy   DOE SBIR/STTR Opportunity to Help Build a Community-Focused Clean Energy Economy DOE Closed
Infrastructure, Sustainability   EPA Announces Water Infrastructure Funding for States through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Calls for Prioritizing Underserved Communities EPA Closed
Business Assistance & Entrepreneurship,     Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program  USDA-RD Closed
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
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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