Who is eligible to apply...
Most technical assistance recipients are private or public nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; municipal, county or State governments and U.S. Territories or entities thereof. Occasionally, EDA awards program funds to private sector firms or individuals to conduct activities which EDA has determined will benefit the general economic development community. Program funds, not be awarded to individuals and for profit organizations to start or expand a private enterprise.
No rigid requirements are required. A nonprofit organization is required to submit its articles of incorporation charters for nonprofit organizations and a certificate of good standing, issued by the State in which it is incorporated. Applicants must demonstrate capability to complete the work program proposed in the nonprofit organizations must work in cooperation with a political subdivision of a State.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.