Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) was allocated $1.5 billion to assist communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of projects include economic recovery planning and preparing technical assistance strategies to address economic dislocations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and constructing public works and facilities that will support economic recovery, including the deployment of broadband for purposes such as telehealth and distance learning.
EDA is accepting applications on a rolling basis through its Economic Adjustment Assistance program. CSPDC staff is available to assist localities in identifying eligible projects for this program. The Notice of Funding Opportunity and application package are available through Grants.gov.