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Funding Opportunities

The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative

The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative is a new interagency effort to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector. Booming natural gas production, declining costs for renewable energy, increases in energy efficiency, flattening electricity demand, and updated clean air standards are changing the way electricity is generated and used across the country. These industry shifts are impacting workers and communities who have relied on the coal economy as a source of good jobs and economic prosperity.

2015 Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity

Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

EDA's Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs

Under the Planning program EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region.

For more information on our investment priorities, click here or learn more
about How to Apply here.

Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Templates

(Required documents for submitting an application for construction assistance to EDA)