Welcome to the CREC Statewide Planning Grant webpage! This webpage is the central hub for CREC’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded project analyzing the 2021 Statewide Planning Grant program under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

This EDA-funded project included a follow-up survey as well as individual interviews with 59 states, territories, federally recognized areas, and the District of Columbia. grantees and other stakeholders. The findings from these surveys and interviews led to a few key deliverables, featured on this webpage: 

  A series of reports on best practices and metrics, and the results of our survey and interviews

A summary of the SPG Conference hosted by CREC in March 2024

  A series of webinars covering projects in each EDA region and a handful of key topics

  A database containing detailed information on grantee projects, partners, and priorities

  A list of grantee contact information and downloadable data for use by grantees


The materials included on this webpage were prepared by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070060 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce