Community Development, Economic Development
State or Federal?
Through this Disaster Supplemental NOFO, EDA will award investments in regions experiencing severe economic distress or other economic harm resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017. EAA funds can be awarded to assist a wide variety of activities related to disaster recovery, including economic recovery strategic planning grants, and public works construction assistance. All projects considered for EDA funding under this NOFO must be consistent with at least one of DOC’s Disaster Recovery Investment Priorities. DOC’s Disaster Recovery Investment Priorities can be found at
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants for EDA EAA investment assistance include a(n):
a. District Organization;
b. Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;
c. State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
d. Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or
e. Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.

The project of an eligible applicant must be able to meet area eligibility requirements to be considered for funding under this NOFO. Such eligibility is predicated upon the project being located in or serving one or more communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria, or wildfires or other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017.
Due Date Notes
EDA employs a two-phase review process for proposals/applications submitted under this NOFO. There are no submission deadlines. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new Disaster Supplemental NOFO, cancellation of this NOFO or all available funds have been expended. EDA intends to review proposal packages within 30 days of their receipt and review full applications within 60 days of receipt. See Section E of the NOFO regarding EDA’s two-phase review process.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 10, 2018
Match Required?
Match Notes
Once applicant and area eligibility are established, generally EDA’s maximum allowable grant rate is 50% of the approved project cost. Higher levels of economic distress in terms of per capita income (PCI) or unemployment may result in a higher maximum allowable grant rate. In any event with documented economic distress and/or adequate justification, per EDA requirements, EDA’s Grants Officer in the appropriate Regional Office may agree to a higher maximum up to 80%.
Economic Development Administration
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Of the $587 million in disaster supplemental program funds, $93,810,000 has been distributed to the Seattle Regional Office, which covers California.
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