EDA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Regions Impacted by Natural Disasters
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is providing support to those communities impacted by natural disasters in 2021 and 2022. On April 24, 2023, the FY23 EDA Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity was published at grants.gov and on eda.gov. Applicants can apply here. Through this program, EDA is accepting applications from those regions impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, wildfires, flooding, and all other natural disasters (2021-2022).
The awards made under this NOFO are designed to address economic challenges in those areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster has been issued. Funding will help communities devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of construction and non-construction projects.
EDA is soliciting applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is designed to provide flexible and responsive economic development support to meet a region’s particular needs. Eligible applicants include Tribal nations, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, district organizations of an Economic Development District (EDD), and state, county or city subdivisions engaged in economic or infrastructure activities. Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible for funding under this NOFO.
EDA anticipates strong demand for this program and encourages applicants to work with their Economic Development Representatives to prepare and submit a competitive proposal in a timely manner.
There is no deadline under this announcement. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. EDA anticipates it will begin make awards in August 2023.
EDA has a long history of supporting locally led recovery and resiliency efforts through the Disaster Supplemental Funding program. Since the early 1990s, EDA has received a total of $3 billion in supplemental appropriations from Congress to support long-term economic recovery and resiliency in the aftermath of disasters.