Funding for Natural Disasters in 2021 and 2022
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is providing support to those communities impacted by Presidentially-declared major natural disasters in calendar years 2021 and 2022. The Fiscal Year 2023 EDA Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was recently published on grants.gov and 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 Presidentially-declared major natural disasters throughout the United States occurring in 2021 and 2022.
Funding will help communities devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies to recover and become resilient to future disasters through a variety of construction and non-construction projects. EDA expects every project it funds to be resilient to future disruptions, to the greatest extent possible, including the impacts of climate change. Applicants should demonstrate that they have sufficiently accounted for current and future weather- and climate-related risks, such as wildfires, droughts, extreme heat and cold, inland and coastal flooding, and the high-impact winds produced by weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes.
Notice of Funding Opportunity
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 and local government subdivisions engaged in economic or infrastructure activities. Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible for funding under this NOFO.
There is no deadline under this announcement. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. EDA anticipates strong demand for this program and encourages applicants to submit proposals as soon as they are viable and ready, and to work with their local Economic Development Representatives (EDR) to prepare a competitive proposal. EDA anticipates it will begin make awards in August 2023.
Notice of Funding Opportunity Resources and Contacts
- Video: EDA FY2023 Disaster NOFO Webinar
- Webinar slides (PDF)
- Video: EDA FY 2023 Disaster NOFO Live Q&A
- Webinar slides (PDF)
- EDA Investment Priorities
- A searchable FEMA database of Major Declared Disasters - Select “major” disaster for declaration type and appropriate year for Incident Begin and End dates. Areas with an incident that began in 2022 are eligible even if the declaration did not occur till 2023.
- FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary Table (csv) - Please check the Incident Type, Incident Begin Date and Incident End Date dates to locate eligible disasters occurring in 2021 and 2022.
- Economic Resilience and Climate Resilience definitions and guidance for CEDS planning
- EDA’s Disaster Assistance Brochure: Leading Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities (PDF)
- EDA and Disaster Recovery and Resilience Resources
- Read EDA's Disaster Recovery Press Releases - under Topic, click on Disaster Recovery.
- If you have specific questions about the grant process, please contact your regional offices
- Please visit EDA’s website for more information on EDA