EDA Vista Corps
EDA’s unique partnership with the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) combines the local resources and overlapping missions of both organizations to build prosperity in regions across the country.
EDA provides funding and technical assistance to advance prosperity in distressed communities, while CNCS provides human resources in the form of “Volunteers in Service to America” (VISTAs). Both organization seek to develop lasting solutions to economic distress in America.
Under this combined program, EDA-designated Economic Development Districts (EDDs) receive VISTA Members for a one-year term to extend their mission of leading locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning. Each VISTA assists their assigned EDD by undertaking tasks and building capacity in areas where EDD resources shortfalls exist.
Currently, this program is open to EDDs across seven states under EDA’s Austin and Denver Regional Offices which include: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. For more information on the program, please contact Sally Waley at 512-381-8141 or email@example.com for the southwest region or Stacey Webb at (303) 844-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Utah and Colorado
Want to Serve As An EDA Vista? Apply Now!
Applications open through September 30, 2018
We have openings for 18 VISTA Member positions across 7 states and 1 VISTA Leader in Austin, Texas who will build and expand the program across all states.
- EDA AmeriCorps VISTA Develops Interactive Map to Promote Regional Assets in Lower Rio Grande Valley
- EDA AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Works with Acadiana Planning Commission to Boost Region’s Capacity to Create Economic Opportunity
- Regionally-Driven Economic Development Planning at the South Plains Associations of Governments (SPAG)
- EDA AmeriCorps VISTA Supports Economic Development Efforts in East Arkansas
- Developing Comprehensive Economic Natural Disaster Strategies in Northwest Arkansas
- EDA VISTA featured by the College of Public Policy and the University of Texas at San Antonio on his role as a VISTA