Economic Development Administration
GLITC’s EDA program assists tribes in planning and implementing economic development strategies derived from their own comprehensive development planning. The 2019 GLITC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is open for public comment.
EDA’s main goals are to encourage the tribes to engage in comprehensive economic development planning and to identify community priorities through that process .
EDA is widely known for assisting in public works projects that are needed for specified business development.
For those tribes that have their own Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the program can be an advocate and offer assistance in the development of public facility projects.
EDA provides funds for public works projects that aid or enhance private economic development.