What is a CEDS Plan?
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan is a summary of the economic conditions of the region. It also contains a list of projects identified and prioritized by each ECIRPD county.
As a regional planning district, ECIRPD is required to complete a CEDS Plan for the four county region every five years. This plan is then updated annually to reflect project process and the changing needs of the region.
Submit Comments/Projects/Additions to the 2018-2022 CEDS Plan by emailing [email protected] or use the form below.
EDA Funding Priorities
The focus of the CEDS process is to identify projects that would qualify for funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). Having such projects in our CEDS Plan gives the region the potential to attract millions of dollars from the EDA that would otherwise be invested in other regions and/or states.
Therefor, when considering what projects to include in the CEDS Plan, it is important to understand the EDA’s funding priorities.
Funding Priorities from the EDA’s Perspective
When considering funding for CEDS Plans, the EDA may allocate more funds to the region when one or more of the following proposals are included (or packaged together) within the plan.