Eastgate Announces Regional Technical Assistance Partnership

Mar 03, 2021

Using CARES Act funding received from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will utilize these resources to assist Eastgate staff and members to seek out and submit economic development and infrastructure proposals that align with funding source investment criteria and priorities.

Technical Assistance will include the following scope of services:

  • Project Identification. Assist Eastgate staff, including the Eastgate Economic Recovery Planner, and Eastgate Disaster Recovery Coordinator, in identifying projects of regional significance that are most competitive for state and federal funding.
  • Funding Source Identification. Align potential project proposals with state and federal funding sources.
  • Grant Writing Services:
    • Work closely with community partners and Eastgate staff to understand the value of the funding request, including impact, benefits, outcomes, and potential for expanded partnerships.
    • Develop, write, edit, and submit grants.
  • Miscellaneous. Meeting coordination, presentation preparation, project summation, etc.

Should you have projects that require such assistance, first review the following funding source information provided for project eligibility and then complete the one-page PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE, which will enable Eastgate to understand the project rationale and scope, as well as your need for assistance. Eastgate staff will determine if the projects meet the criteria below and what type of assistance we can provide.

Types of Eligible Projects for EDA funding:

  • Construction
  • Non-Construction
  • Planning
  • Technical Assistance
  • Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)

EDA Investment Priorities:

  • Recovery & Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development & Manufacturing
  • Exports & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Opportunity Zones

The EDA’s Public Works program and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program solicits grants and cooperative agreements under these programs to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

For further information on the EDA’s Investment Priorities and the full Public Works and EAA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) please visit the following links:

Types of Eligible Projects for ARC POWER Initiative Funding:

Implementation

  • Support of Programmatic Delivery
  • Construction incidental to the project

Planning

  • For the development of plans, strategies, and feasibility studies targeted to the diversification and growth of their economies.

    POWER Investment Priorities

  • Building a Competitive Workforce
  • Fostering Entrepreneurial Activities
  • Developing Industry Clusters in Communities
  • Strengthening Substance Abuse Response
  • Broadband

For further information on the ARC POWER Initiative Investment Priorities and the full POWER 2021 RFP please visit the following links:

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Political subdivisions (county, city, township, village)
  • Special district governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

For further information or questions, please contact Mark Ragozine, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Economic Development Planner, at mragozine@eastgatecog.org , or (234) 254-1517.