Federal Programs from Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration is the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development. This office within the Department of Commerce plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the United States.

Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas throughout the nation.
Community Trade Adjustment Assistance
Economic Development Administration
To assist communities impacted by trade with economic adjustment through the: (1) coordination of federal, State, and local resources; (2) creation of community-based development strategies; and (3) d...more

Cluster Grants
Economic Development Administration
Cluster grants support activities relating to the formation and development of regional innovation clusters....more

Science and Research Park Development Grants
Economic Development Administration
Science and Research Park Development grants support the construction or rehabilitation of essential infrastructure and facilities necessary to generate or retain jobs and investments in science and r...more

Investments for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities
Economic Development Administration
The Public Works and Economic Development Program of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is designed to enhance regional competitiveness and promote long-term economic development in regions...more

Economic Development_Support for Planning Organizations
Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides Planning assistance to provide support to Planning Organizations (as defined in 13 CFR 303.2) for the development, implementation, revision, or r...more

Economic Development_Technical Assistance
Economic Development Administration
EDA oversees three technical assistance programs (National, Local and University Center) that promote economic development and alleviate unemployment, underemployment, and out-migration in distressed ...more

Economic Adjustment Assistance
Economic Development Administration
To address the needs of distressed communities experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time, and generally result from industrial or corporate restructuring, new Federal ...more

Research and Evaluation Program
Economic Development Administration
The Research and Evaluation Program of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports rigorous, practitioner accessible research of leading, world class economic development practice that adva...more

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Economic Development Administration
To provide trade adjustment assistance to firms and industries adversely affected by an increase in imports of directly competitive or similar articles to those with articles produced by the firm, and...more


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