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Maximizing Recent State & Federal Funding Programs

Maximizing Recent State & Federal Funding Programs

EDCC has partnered with our State and Federal partners to bring you a one-of-kind informational session that highlights all the funding programs being administered, timelines and deadlines, and ways your community can maximize the funding resources to power your community’s comeback.

So many funding opportunities… where do I begin?

This past legislative session, Colorado’s State Legislature, allocated an unprecedented $228M in economic recovery stimulus to the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and another $60M through the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) for talent development with a focus on upskilling, reskilling, and next-skilling workers. Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) recently received $96M through the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) just announced another $3B, nationally, of stimulus funds by way of six funding opportunities. The question remains, how do we maximize all the opportunities, possibly layer them for greater impact, and bring home the bacon??

Finally… how do I sign up?


  • Pat Meyers, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)
  • Jeff Kraft, Director of Business, Funding, and Incentives (OEDIT)
  • Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Managing Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
  • Kate Guibert, Rural Prosperity Manager, Colorado Resiliency Office – CO Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
  • Trent Thompson, Colorado and Utah Representative, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA)


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