State Planning Grants: Philadelphia EDA Region

Total State Responses: 12 (out of 16 states, territories, and the District of Columbia)

Has your state or eligible area spent some or all of your Statewide Planning Grant?

  • Yes: 6
  • No: 6

What activities did your State or eligible area fund with the Statewide Planning Grant? Check all that apply.

  • Other related activities as approved by EDA: 5
  • Develop plans that identify new or existing industry clusters: 3
  • Identify state assets/resources and developing related plans that will benefit the state in regional and global markets: 3
  • Bring together existing local and regional economic, workforce and related plans: 2
  • Conduct a statewide skills assessment and analysis: 2
  • Undertake a statewide supply chain and logistics assessment to increase efficiencies.: 1
  • Support statewide broadband data collection, mapping, deployment and technical assistance: 1
  • Catalog innovation and entrepreneurship assets including business financing and associated gaps between rural and urban areas: 1
  • Analyze persistent poverty communities and formulating strategies to decrease disparities: 1
  • Facilitate planning coordination with Tribes or other indigenous communities: 0

Has your Statewide Planning Grant been fully expended?

  • No Answer: 6
  • Yes: 1
  • No: 5

What activities do you expect to fund with remaining grant funds? Check all that apply.

  • Other related activities as approved by EDA: 8
  • Identify state assets/resources and developing related plans that will benefit the state in regional and global markets: 7
  • Catalog innovation and entrepreneurship assets including business financing and associated gaps between rural and urban areas: 6
  • Develop plans that identify new or existing industry clusters: 6
  • Bring together existing local and regional economic, workforce and related plans: 4
  • Undertake a statewide supply chain and logistics assessment to increase efficiencies: 3
  • Conduct a statewide skills assessment and analysis: 2
  • Support statewide broadband data collection, mapping, deployment and technical assistance: 2
  • Analyze persistent poverty communities and formulating strategies to decrease disparities: 1
  • Facilitate planning coordination with Tribes or other indigenous communities: 0

Have your state’s Planning Grant spending plans changed in any significant way from the initial plan proposed to EDA?

  • No: 12
  • Yes: 0

Did you, or do you plan to, involve your state’s or eligible area’s regional organizations (sometimes referred to as Economic Development Districts) in the Statewide Planning Grant? Check all that apply.

  • Yes – Regional organizations will assist (or have assisted) in the activities funded by the Statewide Planning Grant: 7
  • No – Regional organizations are not actively involved: 5
  • Yes – Regional organizations assisted in the development of the Statewide Planning Grant application: 0
  • Yes – Other assistance: 0