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FY 2016 EDA University Center Economic Development Program Competition - Philadelphia Regional Office

Post Date

March 31st 2016

Application Due Date

May 31st 2016

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Funding Activity Categories

Regional Development

EDAуs mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. Regional collaboration is essential for economic recovery and advancement because regions encompass the centers of growth and competition in the new global economy. EDA recognizes that institutions of higher education are critical players in the development of vibrant economic ecosystems. The purpose of EDAуs University Center Economic Development Program is to assist institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education in establishing and operating University Centers specifically focused on leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support high-growth entrepreneurship.

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Eligibility Categories

Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Private Institutions of Higher Education


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  • Award Range:

    $80000 - $200000

Grant Description

This FFO announces the availability of funding for EDAмs FY 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. This program funds initiatives that are focused on advancing regional commercialization efforts, entrepreneurship, innovation, business expansion in a regionмs innovation cluster, and a high-skilled regional workforce. EDA solicits competitive applications from accredited institutions of higher education and from consortia of accredited institutions of higher education that are located in and have programs targeting only geographic areas served by EDAмs Chicago and Philadelphia Regional Offices.

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