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Build Back Better Regional Challenge Applicant Information Webinar

September 30, 2021

The U.S. Economic Development Administration is currently implementing six programs funded by the $3 billion allocated in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge is EDA’s marquee program and will be granting 20-30 regions $25 - $100 million. The Build Back Better Regional Challenge will be executed in two phases. Phase 1, which has an October 19 application deadline, will narrow the pool from hundreds of applicants to 50-60 finalists who will receive a $500,000 planning grant.

Counties are invited to join Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alejandra Y. Castillo and U.S. Department of Commerce staff this Friday, November 1 at 2 pm. ET for a webinar to learn more about the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, find out if this initiative is a good fit for your County, and help you think critically and creatively about your proposal. Register here.

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