Investing in America's Communities

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Six Programs have been announced to invest $3 billion from President Biden's American Rescue Plan

Six programs, collectively called Investing in America's Communities, have been announced by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from President Biden's American Rescue Plan. 

Investing in America's Communities include: 

  • Build  Back Better Regional Challenge ($1 billion) will capitalize on American ingenuity and American workers by providing a transformational investment to regions across the country to revitalize their economies.
  • Good  Jobs Challenge ($500 million) is designed to help get Americans back in good-paying jobs. The program will develop and strengthen regional workforce training systems and sector-based partnerships with a focus on programs targeted at women, people of color and historically underserved  communities. 
  • Economic  Adjustment Assistance ($500 million) grants will help hundreds of communities across  the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through  projects tailored to meet local needs. 
  • Indigenous  Communities     ($100 million) program will work hand-in-hand with Tribal Governments and Indigenouse communities to develop and execute economic development  projects they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future. 
  • Travel,  Tourism and Outdoor Recreation ($750 million) program will focus on revitalizing the hard-hit  travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industries and accelerate the  recovery of communities that rely on these sectors. 
  • Statewide  Planning, Research and Networks ($90 million) grants include funding for state planning efforts as well as grants to build Communities of Practice to extend technical assistance to support EDA's work with grantees.

For more information, visit https://eda.gov/arpa/

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