Rural Opportunity Office

EDA Awards State of Colorado Grant to Support Two Economic Recovery Programs

Colorado was awarded two CARES Act Recovery Assistance planning grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support Colorado’s economic recovery, including tourism, from the impacts of COVID-19.

The two programs are outlined below to help our partners identify which programs are relevant for their communities. Communities are eligible to participate in both programs.

Rural communities may qualify for federal economic development grants

Existence of program heightens chance of EDA approval

DENVER – Rural Colorado communities that were previously ineligible can now align their economic development projects with an approved Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) equivalent plan when submitting grant applications to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

OEDIT Announces 2020 Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) Award Recipients

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has revealed the 2020 Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) awardees. RTAP is a series of technical assistance initiatives designed to enhance rural economic development strategies across the state. The program links state partnerships and specialized resources to address the economic development goals of rural Colorado. 

Office of Economic Development and International Trade Continues its Rural Prosperity Tour With Western Colorado Caravan

Fresh off a successful first leg of its Rural Prosperity Tour throughout eastern Colorado, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has scheduled visits in western Colorado communities to share the State’s multi-agency rural prosperity tools and resources directly with local residents and businesses.