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EDA Issues 2014 Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity

On Monday, November 25, 2013, EDA published its FY 2014 Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity (EDAP/FFO) on grants.gov.

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.

The first funding cycle of FY 2014 is covered under EDA’s FY 2013 Economic Development Assistance Programs FFO dated November 26, 2012.

The next four funding cycle deadlines are:

  • December 13, 2013 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2014;
  • March 14, 2014 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2014;
  • June 13, 2014 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2014; and
  • October 17, 2014 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2015.

To be considered during a particular funding cycle, completed applications must be validated and time-stamped by Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the applicable funding cycle deadline. Alternatively, paper applications may be delivered to the applicable regional office listed in section VIII. of this FFO. Paper applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time in the applicable regional office on the funding cycle deadline and the applicant must use a delivery confirmation service from their selected carrier. If an application is received after the deadline, it will be considered late and will not be reviewed by EDA for that funding cycle.