Short-Term Planning Grants to States, Sub-State Planning Regions, and Urban Areas

  • Darrin Fleener, Economic Development Representative
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Chicago Regional Office, 230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 3280
  • Chicago, IL 60604
  • Phone: 312-789-9753
  • Email:
  • Website Link:

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide support for significant new economic development planning, policy-making and implementation efforts, and to establish a comprehensive economic development planning process cooperatively with the state, the state political subdivisions, and economic development districts.

Who is Eligible

Provide support to Planning Organizations for the development, implementation, or revision and replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), for short-term planning projects, and for State plans. Matching share required.

Application Process

See EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs information at

Application Deadline


Types of Assistance


Year Program was established