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FY 2021 – 2023 Economic Development RNTA

Name of Funder

U.S. Department of Commerce

Grant Program

FY 2021 – 2023 Economic Development RNTA

Geographic Area Targeted


Search Process Keywords

Workforce Development

Job Creation

Education Providers

Link to Funding Announcement

Application Due Date


Grant Award Range

Up to $1,500,000

Expected Number of Awards


Eligible Applicants

A District Organization; an Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; a State; a 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; an institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; a public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State; private individual; or a for-profit organization.

Overview of Funding

EDA’s National Technical Assistance (NTA) program supports a small number of projects that provide technical assistance at a national scope. These projects support best practices among communities trying to solve problems related to economic development goals. By working in conjunction with its national technical assistance partners, EDA helps States, local governments, and community-based organizations to achieve their highest economic potential. The NTA program supports activities that are beneficial to the economic development community nationwide and includes, but is not limited to, outreach, training, and information dissemination. It can also provide assistance with implementation of economic development best practices and proven techniques. NTA investments may be awarded to: • Determine the causes of excessive unemployment, underemployment, low per capita income, outmigration, or other economic distress-related problems throughout the nation; • Formulate and implement economic development tools, models, and innovative techniques that will alleviate or prevent conditions of economic distress; • Formulate and implement economic development programs to increase regional and national capacity; • Evaluate the effectiveness and economic impact of programs, projects, and techniques to alleviate economic distress and promote economic development; • Disseminate information about effective programs, projects, and techniques that alleviate conditions of economic distress and promote economic development; • Assess, market, and establish business clusters and associations; or 7 • Perform other activities determined by EDA to be appropriate under the NTA program.

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