The mission of EDA is lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. With funding from EDA, University Centers provide technical assistance to public and private sector organizations with the goal of enhancing local economic development.
EDA traditionally renewed an award to a University Center on an annual basis as long as it maintained a satisfactory level of performance and Congress appropriated funds for the program. Over a three-year period, EDA is phasing in competition for University Center funding.
? In FY 2004 EDA opened competition for University Center funding in EDA?s Austin regional office (which serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) and the Denver regional office (which serves Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.)
? In FY 2005, pursuant to this FFO, EDA is opening competition for University Center funding in the Philadelphia regional office (which serves Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and West Virginia) and the Chicago regional office (which serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
? In FY 2006 EDA will open competition for University Center funding in the Atlanta and the Seattle regional offices.
EDA does not anticipate creating or funding any additional new University Centers outside of the competitions held in FY 2004, FY 2005 and FY 2006, unless a University Center withdraws from the program or does not perform to EDA?s satisfaction. In such cases, the appropriate EDA region may choose to hold an intervening competition.
Current University Centers in service areas of the Atlanta, Austin, Denver, and Seattle regional offices will not have to compete for continuation funding in FY 2005. Each of these University Centers must, however, submit a narrative statement, in the format outlined in this section, as part of its application for continuation funding in FY 2005. The appropriate EDA regional office will contact each current University Center and notify it of the procedures to follow for obtaining FY 2005 funding.
Who can apply:
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
Economic Development_Technical Assistance
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