Economic Development Administration

Typical EDA grants are in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range and proposed investments must meet the following criteria:

• Market-based;

• Proactive in nature and scope;

• Look beyond the immediate economic horizon, anticipate economic
changes and diversify the local and regional economy;

• Have a high probability of success;

• Maximize the attraction of private sector investment and would
not otherwise come to fruition absent EDA’s investment;

• Result in an environment where higher-skill,
higher-wage jobs are created;

• Maximize return on taxpayer investment.


Click Here for the Northwest Pennsylvania Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)


To determine project eligibility and inclusion in the region’s project packages, potential applicants should contact:
Jill Foys, Executive Director