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U.S. Economic Development Administration Notice of Funding Opportunity

Updated: May 12, 2020

$225 Million Announced for Grants to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic


The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced the availability of $1.5 billion in funding as part of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help offset economic impacts within local communities – their largest allocated funding award in history. Of that $1.5 billion, Michigan communities and organizations will compete for $225 million in grant awards allocated to the Chicago Region, which also includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The 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.


The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) serves as the federally designated Economic Development District (EDD) for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. This designation provides eligibility for the EDA’s investment programs through a competitive grant process to all municipalities within the tri-county region, including this CARES Act funding opportunity.


Eligible applicants include a(n):

  • District Organization;

  • Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;

  • State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;

  • Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or