U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) Federal Grants Management
As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation.
Guided by the basic principle that sustainable economic development should be locally driven, EDA works directly with communities and regions to help them build the capacity for economic development based on local business conditions and needs. EDA’s grant investments in planning, technical assistance, and infrastructure construction are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that make it easier for businesses to start and grow.
We routinely assist clients in scoping projects, developing grant applications, writing grants, and administering grants post-award. Our expertise in grants management and administration helps ensure compliance with federal guidelines, positioning our clients for future grant awards. Our team can help you identify, apply for, implement, and manage your federal grant funding.
Identifying community needs that are eligible for federal grant funding is a key skill we bring to our clients. Leveraging your local dollars with federal dollars allows for maximum investment in your community’s economy. To date, we have assisted clients with planning and administrating over $16 million in EDA grants with project values exceeding $25 million.
Project Challenges and Solutions
A challenge in each application is to ensure that the project outcomes match with EDA’s mission. Our path to success involves engaging with our client and their stakeholders prior to any contract work to confirm that the project aligns with EDA. This methodology has resulted in success for our clients and their communities.
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA)