Economic Development Administration

The EDA has a variety of programs available for non-entitlement communities. To qualify for an EDA grant, a community must be part of a Regional Planning Organization and the project must be part of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
These are the most common programs for distressed communities.

Public Works
: 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. 

Economic Adjustment
: Assists state and local interests in designing and implementing strategies to adjust or bring about change to an economy.

Local Technical Assistance
: Helps fill the knowledge and information gaps that may prevent leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors in distressed areas from making optimal decisions on local economic development issues.

For more information or to meet with a Farnsworth Group grant specialist, contact:

Michelle Brown at
Gary Davis at

Click here for the Grant Program website.