Wednesday, June 13, 2012



Department of Commerce


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 06/12/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
EDA has revised this opportunity to allow more time for applicants to develop and submit applications - the deadline for applications is now July 20, 2012. Additionally, the date of the informational teleconference has been moved to June 18, 2012 to allow as many applicants as possible to review the FFO announcement.
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:I62012
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jun 12, 2012
Creation Date:Jun 12, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jul 13, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jul 20, 2012   
Archive Date:Aug 12, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Regional Development 
Category Explanation:Innovative economic development through Proof of Concept Centers
Expected Number of Awards:6
Estimated Total Program Funding:$6,000,000
Award Ceiling:$1,000,000
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s):11.307  --  Economic Adjustment Assistance
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Pursuant to section 3 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 3122) (PWEDA) (42 U.S.C. § 3122) and EDA’s regulation at 13 C.F.R. § 300.3, only the following types of entities are eligible to receive funding assistance from EDA: 1. District Organizations (as defined in 13 C.F.R. § 300.3); 2. Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes; 3. States, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; 4. Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or 5. Public or private non-profit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state. EDA cannot provide grants directly or indirectly to individuals or to for-profit entities. 

Agency Name

Economic Development Administration


EDA solicits competitive applications to encourage and reward innovative, ground-breaking ideas that greatly expand innovation, commercialization and new enterprise formation across the United States. The 2012 i6 Challenge will award applicants submitting the best strategies to create Proof of Concept Centers that greatly increase innovation within their organizations, create processes to commercialize or implement innovation, and build networks that can utilize that innovation and entrepreneurship for local economic development. 

Link to Additional Information

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: i6 Contact

Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
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Original SynopsisJun 12, 2012

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