13 CFR 303.9 - Requirements for short-term Planning Investments.
(a) In addition to providing support for CEDS and State plans, EDA also may provide Investment Assistance to support short-term planning activities. EDA may provide such Investment Assistance to:
(1) Develop the economic development planning capacity of States, cities and other Eligible Applicants experiencing economic distress;
(2) Assist in institutional capacity building; or
(3) Undertake innovative approaches to economic development.
(b) Eligible activities may include updating a portion of a CEDS, economic analysis, development of economic development policies and procedures, and development of economic development goals.
(c) Applicants for short-term Planning Investments must provide performance measures acceptable to EDA that can be used to evaluate the success of the program and provide EDA with progress reports during the term of the Planning Investment, as set forth in the Investment agreement.