ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was established under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended, to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically depressed areas of the United States. EDA’s assistance is available to rural and urban areas experiencing high unemployment, low income or other severe economic distress.
In fulfilling its mission, EDA is guided by the basic principle that distressed communities must be empowered to develop and implement their own economic development and revitalization strategies. Based on these locally and regionally developed priorities, EDA works in partnership with state and local governments, regional economic development districts, public and private nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes.
Local governments may submit their application(s) online. SNMEDD will assist local entities in both making application and grant administration. There are nine EDA Programs available. Applications should be consistent with the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants must have an account through www.grants.gov. Once an account has been established, select the link below and follow the next series of steps to access the EDA Proposal via grants.gov.
- Search for “EDAP2017” in the search box
- Click on the link “EDAP2017”
- Select the “Package” tab
- Select the document in the second row for the “Proposal”
For further assistance in completing the application, please contact SNMEDD at (575) 624-6131 or the EDA Representative for the State of New Mexico.