FY 2023 Disaster Supplemental

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Program Summary

Key information at a glance: 

Opportunity Title: FY 2023 Disaster Supplemental
Opportunity Number: EDA-DISASTER-2023
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Total Program Funding: $483,000,000
Award Ceiling: $30,000,000
Non-federal Match: 0%-20%
Expected Number of Awards: 100-150
Deadline: Rolling

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Program Overview       

    The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced the availability of $483 million in Fiscal Year 2023 Disaster Supplemental funding to assist communities affected by major natural disasters that occurred in 2021 and 2022, such as Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, wildfires, and flooding. The program aims to fund economic recovery and resilience strategies for areas impacted by Federally-declared major natural disasters, ensuring that the recovery extends beyond just temporary repairs. The funding will be distributed among six regional offices and will prioritize proposals that establish comprehensive approaches for disaster recovery, including economic recovery strategic planning grants, and public works construction assistance. 

Examples of eligible projects for this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction or upgrading of public infrastructure, including broadband infrastructure;    

  • Workforce development, including the design and implementation of sectoral partnerships;    

  • Activities necessary to strengthen cluster acceleration and expansion;  

  • Capitalization or recapitalization of revolving loan funds; 

  • Development and implementation of long-term disaster recovery and resiliency plans, including capacity building;    

  • Enhancement of infrastructure to make it more resilient to natural disasters;   

  • Development or expansion of commercialization and proof of concept centers;    

  • Procurement of equipment for workforce training programs;    

  • Market or industry research and analysis for larger economic development projects;  

  • Creation or expansion of foreign direct investment, trade, or export initiatives;    

  • Economic development projects that enhance density in the vicinity of other economic development;    

  • Strategy grants to develop, update, or refine a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS); and    

  • Development of projects that provide technical assistance to enhance the capacity of key economic development actors in the region to promote the region’s locally owned strategies.  

Key Priorities 

EDA’s Investment Priorities are:   

  • Equity

  • Recovery & Resilience 

  • Workforce Development 

  • Manufacturing 

  • Technology-Based Economic Development  

  • Environmentally-Sustainable Development 

  • Exports & Foreign Direct Investment 



Eligibility is predicated upon the project being located in or primarily serving one or more communities impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and of wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters occurring in calendar years 2021 and 2022.

EDA has allocated the program funds to six Regional Offices:

  • Atlanta Regional Office — $160,000,000 

  • Austin Regional Office — $110,000,000 

  • Chicago Regional Office — $18,000,000 

  • Denver Regional Office — $57,000,000

  • Philadelphia Regional Office — $103,000,000 

  • Seattle Regional Office — $35,000,000 


Eligible applicants are as follows:  

  • District Organization;

  • Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;

  • State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;

  • Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education;

  • Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.


Cost Sharing or Matching:  20% minimum. 

Note: Applicants may be exempt on a case-by-case basis determined by the overall economic situation of the region or for projects of Indian Tribes.


Key Dates 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.   



View the Opportunity here. 

Read the Press Release here.  

Visit the EDA Disaster Supplemental website here.