The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development was selected as a recipient of a U.S. Department of Commerce FY2016 – 2019 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program Cooperative Agreement grant!

This grant funding will be used to establish a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy for Alaska via EDA’s process, which guides collaborative efforts to leverage strengths and take advantage of economic opportunities with an overall goal of economic diversity capitalizing on Alaska’s competitive advantages and mitigating weaknesses.

EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds.  More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at