U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration: Key Grant Programs
Adverse economic impacts such as natural disasters, national health emergencies, plant closures, changing trade and employment patterns, and other events that disrupt a community’s economic base can significantly hinder rural prosperity. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) seeks to assist rural communities by creating conditions that stimulate economic growth. Together with the USDOT, this agency keeps citizens connected—both technologically and physically.
Through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the DOC funds projects that expand public works and infrastructures to alleviate times of hardship among rural communities and revitalize their economic prosperity.
Discretionary Grant Programs
Below are brief descriptions of DOC EDA grant programs.
For more information on these opportunities, follow the links in each description, which lead to individual grant program pages in the Grant Applicant Toolkit’s DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard, where you can search federal grant opportunities at USDOT and other federal agencies that can aid communities in meeting their transportation infrastructure needs.
Economic Adjustment Assistance Program
The EDA's Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program funds the creation and implementation of activities in an applicant's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) intended to mitigate the financial impacts of adverse events.
Learn more about this grant opportunity on the DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program page.
Public Works Program
The EDA's Public Works Program funds the capital improvements to infrastructure and technology aligned with an applicant's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
Learn more about this grant opportunity on the DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard’s Public Works Program page.