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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 swaley@eda.gov for the southwest region or Stacey Webb at (303) 844-4715 or swebb@eda.gov 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 VISTA Leader Loctaions



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