Economic Development

Agencies were asked to identify programs that, in whole or part, provide discretionary Federal grants or cooperative agreements – excluding loans – whose primary purpose is to catalyze economic growth, in particular targeting economically distressed communities, through investment in public and private facilities and infrastructure (i.e., bricks and mortar). Examples of such investments include, but are not limited to: commercial/industrial acquisition, construction, rehabilitation; water and sewer improvements; and community facilities.

Economic development is generally understood to be a very broad category of activities that contributes to the economic growth of a community or region. This pilot captures a specific aspect of economic development and is not intended to include all types of activities.

The number of programs and funding amounts for those programs were generally consistent with expectations.

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