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Economic Development Administration Public Works Program

The Economic Development Administration's (EDA's) Public Works Program helps communities in economic decline revitalize, expand, and upgrade their facilities. These changes help attract new industry, encourage business expansion, diversify local economies, and generate long-term private sector jobs and investments. The program seeks to redevelop existing facilities, whenever possible. EDA supports these types of projects because they promote sustainable economic development by taking advantage of available infrastructure and markets. Landfill gas energy projects are eligible for funding through the Public Works Program if they meet EDA's investment criteria.

The following types of applicants are eligible for funding: economic development districts; states, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state or consortium of political subdivisions; Indian tribes; colleges and universities; public or private nonprofit organizations; and associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state. Projects must be located in an area that exhibits economic distress at the time that the application is submitted. Economic distress is determined based on the level of unemployment, per capita income, or special need. Projects outside these areas will be considered if they directly benefit the distressed area.

EDA conducts a preliminary review of all projects before requesting that a full application be completed. All projects must meet the criteria as explained in EDA's Regulations at 13 CFR Chapter 3 and in the Agency's annual Notice of Funds Availability published in the Federal Register. Information about funding opportunities is available at http://www.eda.gov/ffo.htm Exiting EPA.

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Contact: Philadelphia Region (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Willie C. Taylor
The Curtis Center
601 Walnut Street, Suite 140 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
E-mail:willie.c.taylor@eda. gov


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Contact: Atlanta Region (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
H. Philip Paradice, Jr.
401 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 1820
Atlanta, GA 30308-3510
E-mail:harry.p.paradice@eda. gov


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Contact: Chicago Region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Jeannette Tamayo
111 North Canal Street
Suite 855
Chicago, IL 60606
E-mail:jeannette.p.tamayo@eda. gov


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Contact: Austin Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Pedro R. Garza
504 Lavaca Street
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701


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Contact: Denver Region (CO, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Robert E. Olson
410 17th Street
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80202
E-mail:robert.e.olson@eda. gov


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Contact: Seattle Region (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Rep. of Marshall Islands, Rep. of Palau)
A. Leonard Smith
915 Second Avenue
Room 1890
Seattle, WA 98174


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