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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:

EDA USDA Rural Development Resources Joint Planning Guide (PDF): Program planners can download this guide designed to promote sustainable economic development in rural America. Information and links to EDA and USDA Rural Development key priorities and resources are organized in four key areas to help identify complementary programs and promote collaboration among stakeholders.

Federal Economic Development Resources Matrix: Download and sort this listing of over 130 federal programs that can support various community and economic development projects and activities.

Selection of Open Opportunities for Economic Development: Updated monthly, this table features current grant announcements and deadlines for some federal programs that may be of particular interest to EDA’s regional economic development stakeholders. For the full list of open federal grant opportunities, visit: www.grants.gov.

Upcoming Deadlines -- Featured Federal Funding Opportunities

This table includes a selection of current funding opportunities that may complement your region’s economic development strategies and objectives. 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, Energy RBCS-22-01-HBIIP Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) USDA 11/21/2022
Infrastructure, Technical Assistance FR-6600-N-85 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance HUD 11/22/2022
Rural, Business Development USDA-AMS-TM-LRFD-C-0001 USDA Regional Food Business Centers USDA-AMS 11/22/2022
Infrastructure EPA-OLEM-OBLR-22-10 FY23 Guidelines for Brownfield Multipurpose (MP) Grants EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Planning EPA-OLEM-OBLR-22-07 FY23 Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants (Assessment Coalition Grants) EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Planning EPA-OLEM-OBLR-22-05 FY23 Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants (Community-Wide Assessment Grants) EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Capital EPA-I-OLEM-OBLR-22-08 FY23 Guidelines for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Planning EPA-I-OLEM-OBLR-22-06 FY 23 Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants (Community-Wide Assessment Grants for States and Tribes) EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Environmentally Sustainable Development EPA-I-OLEM-OBLR-22-09 FY23 Guidelines for Brownfields Cleanup Grants EPA 11/22/2022
Infrastructure, Technical Assistance DOT-TCP-FY22-01 Technical Assistance Providers for the Fiscal Year 2022 Thriving Communities Program DOT-DOT X-50 11/29/2022
Business Development, Innovation N00014-22-S-B002 Science & Technology for Advanced Manufacturing Projects (STAMP) DOD 11/30/2022
Rural Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) ARC 11/30/2022
Innovation, Energy DE-FOA-0002804 Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA DOE 12/20/2022
Rural, Infrastructure, Technical Assistance TATFY23 Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program USDA-RUS 12/31/2022
Workforce FOA-ETA-22-16 DOL Nursing Expansion Grant Program DOL-ETA 1/6/2023
Workforce HRSA-23-014 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) HHS 1/20/2023
Disaster, Resilience DHS-22-MT-029-000-98 Fiscal Year 2022 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) DHS-FEMA 1/27/2023
Disaster, Resilience DHS-22-MT-047-00-98 Fiscal Year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) DHS-FEMA 1/27/2023
Urban FR-6600-N-03 FY22 HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program HUD 1/31/2023
Workforce NOAA-OAR-SG-2023-2007535 FY23 Young Fishermen’s Career Development Projects DOC-NOAA 2/15/2023
Energy, Innovation DE-FOA-0002779 BIL Section 40314: Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs DOE-GFO 4/7/2023
Rural, Business Development RD-RBCS-23-RMAP Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program USDA 6/30/2023
Rural, Business Development RD-RBCS-23-REDLG Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant USDA-RBCS 6/30/2023
Infrastructure NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2021-2006626 FY2021 to FY2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) DOC-NOAA 9/30/2023
Technical Assistance RS23AS00016

Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for FY 2023

DOI-BR 12/14/2023
Workforce FOA-ETA-23-07 Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) Round 5 DOL-ETA TBD
Manufacturing DE-FOA-0002865 Notice of Intent to issue FY22 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement DOE-GFO TBD
Technical Assistance, Research EDA-HDQ-RNTA-2021 FY 2021 - 2023 Economic Development RNTA DOC-EDA Open
Planning, Technical Assistance multiple EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs DOC-EDA Open
Infrastructure, Workforce, Planning PWEAA2020 FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs (Includes CARES Act Addendum) DOC-EDA Open
R&D, Technology Led Development PD-18-1517 Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices NSF Open
Rural, Infrastructure Contact agency directly Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program USDA-RD Open
Rural, Infrastructure, Broadband Contact agency directly Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees USDA-RD Open
Rural, Infrastructure, Energy Contact agency directly Electric Infrastructure Loan & Loan Guarantee Program USDA-RD Open
Planning Contact agency directly Strategic Economic and Community Development USDA-RD Open
Rural, Infrastructure, Planning Contact agency directly Water & Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants USDA-RD Open
Tribal, Infrastructure Contact agency directly Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias USDA-RD Open
Tribal, University Contact agency directly Tribal College Initiative Grants USDA-RD Open
Infrastructure, Energy Contact agency directly Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) USDA-RD Quarterly
Rural, Business Development Contact agency directly 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 Tools for Economic Developers. EDA's Research and National Technical Assistance Program (RNTA) funds the development and dissemination of new tools for economic development practitioners and policymakers to make informed development decisions. This page includes links to data dashboards, mapping tools, examples, issue briefs, training resources, and more.
  • USASpending.gov: USAspending.gov is the official source for spending data for the U.S. Government. Its mission is to show the American public what the federal government spends every year and how it spends the money. You can follow the money from the Congressional appropriations to the federal agencies and down to local communities and businesses.
  • NEPAssist: This EPA resource facilitates the environmental review and project planning processes in relation to federal environmental considerations.
  • Other EPA Mapping Tools. This EPA site includes tools for mapping resources that support Environmental Justice (EJ Screen), identify industrial facilities and other data to support environmentally led development.
  • 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 [email protected].

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