November 10, 2015

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Buckeye Hills has been designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA), since 1974.

The EDA provides funding for projects that create jobs and leverage private investment in distressed areas of the United States. The Development Department at Buckeye Hills serves as the liaison between the EDA and eligible applicants in the District. As part of this service, the Department annually prepares and submits a Comprehensive Economic Strategy (CEDS) to evaluate and determine the economic health of the region.

The 2015 CEDS has been finalized and is available completely online. 

Projects considering EDA funding must be focused on one or more of the identified goals and objectives listed in the most recent CEDS document produced by Buckeye Hills.

Projects considering EDA funding must also be located in an identified area that meets the requirements of economic distress as listed at 13 CFR 301.3.

(i) An unemployment rate that is, for the most recent twenty-four (24) month period for which data are available, at least one (1) percentage point greater than the national average unemployment rate;
(ii) Per capita income that is, for the most recent period for which data are available, eighty (80) percent or less of the national average per capita income; or
(iii) A Special Need, as determined by EDA.

To check eligibiilty rates for an area of interest, please use the ‘Measuring Distress’ tool provided by StatsAmerica.

EDA Public Works/ Economic Adjustment FFO –

EDA Planning and Technical Assistance FFO –

For questions about EDA programming, please contact Bret Allphin.

Environmental Narrative TemplateDOC
Preliminary Engineering RequirementsDOC
CEDS Content Guidelines2015PDF

EDA OSU Shale Maps

EDA OSU Shale Images