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EDA Funding for 2018 Natural Disasters and 2019 Floods and Tornados

Check out the grants that EDA has made to date through its 2018 Disaster Supplemental Appropriation for 2017 Major Disasters. This information will be updated monthly. You can also learn more by reading some of our latest disaster-related grant press releases. And check out EDA’s Disaster News Clips!

New: Slides from EDA’s Stakeholder Webinar on the FY2019 NOFO are now available (PDF) as well as a video recording.

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Damaged homes during Hurricane Michael.


In June 2019, Congress passed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 providing 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 impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael, Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other calendar year 2018 disasters under the Stafford Act and tornadoes and floods in calendar year 2019. This funding is in addition to EDA’s Disaster Supplemental Funding for 2017 disasters. Please learn about EDA’s funding for 2017 disasters.

Notice of Funding Opportunity

EDA is awarding $587 million in grants to eligible entities to address economic challenges in disaster-impacted areas. These grants will support disaster recovery activities in areas receiving a major disaster designation as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, wildfires and other calendar year 2018/2019. Remember, not everything in calendar year 2019 is eligible. Just tornados and floods.

EDA disaster grants will be made by regional offices under the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program. EAA funds can be awarded to assist a wide variety of activities related to disaster recovery, including economic recovery strategic planning grants, and public works construction assistance. Through this program, EDA can support both the development of disaster recovery strategies and the implementation of recovery projects identified with those strategies, including infrastructure improvements and by capitalizing revolving loan funds (RLFs). Projects, among other things, must have a nexus to applicable disaster recovery and resilience efforts and be consistent with at least one of the DOC Disaster Recovery Investment Priorities. EDA plans to accept proposals on a rolling basis until all funds are obligated.

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