Economic Development Administration aims to assist communities and regions in recovery from the corona virus pandemic’s significant negative impact on the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors.

If you are an organization seeking grant, you can apply for this one. Check the Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Sponsoring Agency: Economic Development Administration

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Details:

EDA’s ARPA Tourism NOFO is designed to provide a wide range of financial assistance to communities and regions to rebuild and strengthen their travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industry through various infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders.

EDA’s travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation grants will be delivered through two components: (1) State Tourism Grants and (2) EDA Competitive Tourism Grants.

This NOFO posting is for the EDA Competitive Tourism Grants ONLY.

Eligibility Criteria

The following recipients are eligible:

  • County governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

More information:

For EDA Competitive Tourism Grants, eligible entities include a(n): (i) District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District (EDD); (ii) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (iv) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (v) public or private nonprofit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a general-purpose political subdivision of a State. 42 U.S.C. § 3122(4)(A); 13 C.F.R. § 300.3.

Funding Information

Grant Funding of $240,000,000.

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