U.S. EDA Funding

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) offers programming to help cover the costs of economic development projects for communities. CUPPAD is the official Economic Development District (EDD) in the central U.P. and can facilitate and assist with applications that qualify for an EDA grant program.

The latest information is available at the US EDA’s website and social media outlets.

If you have questions about EDA grant programs and eligibility, please contact our Senior Economic Development Planner, Ryan Soucy, at rsoucy@gmail.com.

Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

Following the American Rescue Plan Act, EDA was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. 

EDA awarded all $3 billion of its one-time supplemental grant funding from the American Rescue Plan prior to its congressional deadline of September 30, 2022. To see the impact of the American Rescue Plan, check out the impact map.

Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

The Economic Adjustment Assistance program is EDA’s most flexible program, and grants made under this program will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs.

A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program.

Public Works Program

The Public Works Program empowers distressed communities to revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure to attract new industry, encourage business expansion, diversify local economies, and generate or retain long-term, private sector jobs and investment.

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