Economic Development Administration (EDA)
06/04/21 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt
Grants to USA institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education in multiple states to establish and maintain a university center that fosters regional economic growth. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the funding is to use university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship, resiliency, and inclusiveness. Eligible applicants are those located in Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
University Centers collaborate with other EDA partners, such as Economic Development Districts (EDDs) by providing expertise and technical assistance to develop, implement, and support regional strategies that result in job creation, high-skilled regional talent pools, and business expansion in a region’s innovation clusters. Expertise and technical assistance may address, for example, workforce training programs, applied research centers, technology commercialization, feasibility studies, market research, economic impact analyses training, and other technical assistance to help communities foster vibrant economic ecosystems.
EDA encourages the submission of applications that will create and nurture regional economic ecosystems through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skill development, workforce training opportunities, applied research and development, technology commercialization, and targeted activities that cultivate entrepreneurship and improve regional economic development. A regional economic ecosystem supports innovation clusters through three main components:
In addition, EDA encourages University Center program applications that:
For more information about EDA's investment priorities, see the following link: https://www.eda.gov/about/investment-priorities.htm
GrantWatch ID#: 184087
Each participating region has generally made 8 to 10 awards.
Annual awards for the University Centers selected in past years generally have been in the range of $80,000 to $200,000 each.
Awards will have an initial funding period of twelve months (as part of a five-year period of performance) with an estimated start date on or about September 1, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Philadelphia Regional Office
FY 2021 University Center Program Competition
Economic Development Administration
Philadelphia Regional Office
900 Market Street, Room 602
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Designated Contact: Chivas Grannum, firstname.lastname@example.org
USA: Connecticut; Delaware; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York City; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia; Wisconsin
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA)
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