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North Central is a strategic partner of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Staff is available to help you apply for and administer EDA grants.  Contact Felicity Fonseca at 505-356-9098 to discuss a potential project, ask about eligibility, or inquire about EDA funding.


The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investments establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and durable regional economies. Investments utilize innovation and regional collaboration to attain economic goals. EDA evaluates applications based on these investment priorities:  equity, recovery and resilience, workforce development, manufacturing, technology-based economic development, environmentally-sustainable development; and exports and FDI (foreign direct investment).  

To learn what is involved in  an EDA application, see Applying For An EDA Grant:  A How-to Guide provided by the International Economic Development Council.   

Recent EDA Awards in our Region 

  • 2024 $3million to Jemez Pueblo



Current EDA Funding Opportunities​ 


PWEAA:  EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs. This opportunity can support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. This program leverages existing regional assets to support economic development strategies to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities, including those negatively impacted by changes to the coal economy.  There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Research and National Technical Assistance (RNTA):  this NOFO makes $1.5 million available for Research and Evaluation projects and $1.0 million available for National Technical Assistance (NTA) projects. 

Planning and Local Technical Assistance:  through its Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs, EDA assists eligible recipients in developing economic development plans and studies designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. Only EDA-designated District Organizations and Indian Tribes are eligible recipients for Partnership Planning awards.  


Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The North Central NM Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a community-driven blueprint for growing the regional economy.  EDA uses the CEDS to guide their strategic investments in our region. North Central uses the CEDS planning process to coordinate and align our program of work with local, regional and statewide economic development plans and partners including:

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