Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), and the American Rescue Plan Act
03/15/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, Tribes, and special districts to mitigate the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Applicants are required to submit a concept proposal and finalize required registrations prior to submitting a full application. This program is designed as a two-phase competition to help regions develop transformational economic development strategies and fund the implementation of those strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. Such efforts will help regional economies recover from the pandemic and build economic diversity and resiliency to mitigate the impacts of future economic disasters.
Through this American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge Notice of Funding Opportunity (ARPA BBBRC NOFO), EDA aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, economic injury to U.S. communities and regions in devastating and unprecedented ways.
In Phase 1, EDA will provide technical assistance grants to approximately 50-60 coalitions (through a lead institution). These coalitions will be considered “finalists” and the grants will be used by the finalists to prepare more detailed applications for transformational projects that benefit their respective geographic regions and are aligned around a holistic approach to building and scaling a strategic industry.
In Phase 2, EDA will award each of the 20-30 finalist coalitions $25-75 million (and potentially up to $100 million) to fund the collection of projects they identified. The projects will be funded through grants to coalition members.
GrantWatch ID#: 197709
Expected Number of Awards: 55
- Award Ceiling: $500,000
- Award Floor: $200,000
EDA anticipates up to $30,000,000 in total being awarded in Phase 1, in technical assistance grants of up to $500,000 each. In Phase 2, EDA anticipates funding regional growth clusters with component projects that collectively cost between approximately $25,000,000 and $75,000,000, though EDA will consider regional growth clusters above and below these amounts depending on the strength of the Proposal and quality of the individual component projects. EDA anticipates that the cost of individual non-construction and construction component projects within regional growth clusters will range from approximately $750,000 to $25,000,000, or more if the cluster or project warrants it.
Note that all component projects must be complete by September 30, 2027 and that this deadline cannot be extended.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Atlanta Regional Office
H. Philip Paradice, Jr., Regional Director
401 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1820
Atlanta, GA 30308-3510
(404) 730-3002 Main Office
(404) 730-3025 Fax
Austin Regional Office
Jorge Ayala, Regional Director
903 San Jacinto, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 381-8150 Main Office
(512) 499-0478 Fax
Chicago Regional Office
Susan Brehm, Regional Director
230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280
Chicago, IL 60604-1512
(312) 353-8143 Main Office
(312) 353-8575 Fax
Denver Regional Office
Angela Belden Martinez, Regional Director
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 431
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 844-4715 Main Office
(303) 844-3968 Fax
Philadelphia Regional Office
Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director
Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building
900 Market Street, Room 602
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 597-4603 Main Office
(215) 597-1063 Fax
Seattle Regional Office
Maeia Sellers, Regional Director
Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Avenue, Room 1890
Seattle, WA 98174-1001
(206) 220-7660 Main Office
(206) 220-7669 Fax
For state contacts, see page 38 of the NOFO in Attached Files, below.
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