Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is a funding program that assist public and public non-profit organizations with funding for community and economic development.  Projects that can be funded include planning, economic studies, education, health care, alternative energy and infrastructure primarily related to the support of economic development. Examples of such projects are water and sewer improvements, industrial parks, multi-tenant facilities and industrial access roads.


EDA Projects must comply with the Region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) .  The program is open to States, special units of state or local governments or public or private non-profit organizations


Typical EDA Funding Timeline


Eligible Applicants

  • Private institutions of Higher Learning
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • State Governments
  • Native American Tribal governments (Federally Recognized)
  • County, City or Township Governments
  • Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Please contact Rachel Wolfel, ARC/EDA Director with any questions you may have at (814 77-3162 ext. 3052