The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced the availability of $3 million in planning assistance to communities impacted, or which may be impacted, by contractions in the coal economy. These funds are made available as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, a new interagency effort to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.
Successful applications will enable affected communities to develop detailed strategies to diversify their economies, create jobs in new or existing industries, attract new sources of job-creating investment, and/or how to provide a range of workforce services that result in industry-recognized credentials for high-quality, in-demand jobs. Funding will be available until expended or until September 30, 2015
Application Due Date: Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. This Planning and Local Technical Assistance opportunity will remain in effect until superseded by a future announcement.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award Ceiling: $100,000
CFDA Number: 11.302 -- Economic Development_Support for Planning Organizations, 11.303 -- Economic Development_Technical Assistance
Eligible Applicants Include:Local governments,Nonprofits, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education