Deadlines and process...
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 45 to 60 Days.
Submit a letter of interest, a statement of distress, and a proposed work program not to exceed ten pages. Assistance in the preparation of a formal application may be requested from EDA Staff. The standard application form SF-424, as furnished by EDA and required by 15 CFR, Part 24, "Grants and Cooperation Agreements with State and Local Governments, must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Grants are normally made for a 12-month period and may be renewable if program performance is satisfactory, the area continues to exhibit substantial economic distress, and the proposed work program is acceptable. Priority funding consideration is given to previously funded partnership grants to Economic Development Districts, Indian Tribes and other eligible areas. Short term planning grants to states, sub-state planning units and local governments may be funded for up to three consecutive awards.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.