USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Assistant Secretary Alejandra Y. Castillo today released a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America. “America’s rural communities are […]

EDA: $3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested to Support Workforce Development in Southern California’s Entertainment Industry

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Inc., Los Angeles, California, for renovations to a 6,688-square foot warehouse needed to train and upskill workers in Southern California’s entertainment industry. This grant is funded by […]

EDA: $1.2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Healthcare Workforce Development in The Dalles, OR

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles, Oregon, to renovate and modernize an existing facility to grow healthcare workforce development programs. This project will provide […]

EDA: $911,900 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Expand Workforce Training in Central Illinois

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $911,900 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, to expand its workforce training facilities. This project will grow Illinois Central College’s workforce training programs, helping to fill in-demand jobs in the manufacturing, […]

EDA: $2.3 Million Invested in American Rescue Plan Funds to Equip Manufacturing Workforce Training Center in Laramie, WY

Award is Part of the Department of Commerce’s $300 million Coal Communities Commitment Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to Laramie County Community College (LCCC) to purchase equipment for its new Advanced Manufacturing and Materials […]

EDA: Strong Response to the Good Jobs Challenge Announced, Demonstrating Applicants’ Commitment to Creating New Opportunities for America’s Workforce

509 Applications Received from Partnerships across all States, Territories and the District of Columbia Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it has received 509 applications for its American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge program. Applicants represent significant interest from a diverse range of stakeholders […]

EDA: $2 Million in “STEM Talent Challenge” Grants Announced to Strengthen Innovation Workforce Pipeline

8 Organizations Receive Funding for Programs that Support Regional Industry Workforce Needs Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the eight grant recipients of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) STEM Talent Challenge, a national competition that supports programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent to create a robust […]

EDA: Finalists for $1 Billion “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

60 Regional Coalitions will Each Compete for up to $100 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Rebuild America’s Communities U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo today announced the 60 finalists for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1 billion “Build Back Better Regional Challenge” – the marquee of […]

EDA: $1.6 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Expand a Workforce Training Facility in Roxbury, MA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc., Roxbury, Massachusetts, to expand a workforce training facility and strengthen the local economy. This project will make infrastructure […]