[Webinar Recording]: EDA Cares Act Funding

On May 19, 2020, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) hosted a webinar to share information about the $1.5 billion in supplemental funding that EDA received in the CARES Act, which was enacted on March 27 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EDA experts featured during this webinar discussed the EDA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) addendum that guides the administration of this supplemental EDA funding. EDA staff also explained the non-competitive funding process through which Economic Development Districts (EDDs), EDA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) operators, and EDA University Centers may be eligible to receive expedited funding.

Press play on the video above to watch the recording.  (Note:  Audio difficulties caused the webinar to conclude early; however, all presentations and most of the Q and A portion were conducted and recorded)

Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF).

Questions? Contact staff at your EDA regional office or reach out to Mirielle Burgoyne, NADO Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs, at [email protected].

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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