EDA GRANTS – American Rescue Plan Act Programs


On March 11, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. This historic legislation was designed to enable all Americans to respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Under the American Rescue Plan, EDA was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

EDA is proud to make this funding available through a series of six innovative challenges. Click on each to learn more about each grant/challenge. EDA has provided resources, Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO), FAQs, individual webinars and fact sheets for each program.

Six Challenges and the Coal Communities Commitment

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EDA American Rescue Plan Programs

Please click below to learn more about the American Rescue Act Program

EDA American Rescue Plan Programs

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Virtual Workshop

SPC recently hosted on September 8th a virtual workshop on ARPA and the six individual challenges for our southwestern Pennsylvania municipalities.  This workshop provides a brief and condensed overview of the six challenges and a brief discussion on possible projects and ideas for future application.

Reminder – please review each of EDA’s Notice of Funding Opportunities available via the above links for each grant/challenge.  Contact information for EDA regional representatives are listed in each notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).

If you have any specific project ideas you’d like to discuss or need additional techial information please email Jennifer Lasser at jlasser@spcregion.org

Project Manager Contact

Jennifer Lasser
Director, Workforce & Economic Development
(412) 391-5590 x0302