13 CFR 313.8 - Competitive process.
(a) Applications for assistance to develop a Strategic Plan or for an implementation grant shall be reviewed by EDA in accord with a competitive process as set forth in the applicable FFO, to ensure that EDA awards funds to the most merit-worthy projects.
(b) Priority for grants to small- and medium-sized Communities. EDA shall give priority to an application submitted under this part by an Impacted Community that is a small- or medium-sized Community.
(c) Supplement, not supplant. The Community TAA Program and any funds appropriated to implement its provisions shall be used to supplement and not supplant other Federal, State, and local public funds expended to provide economic development assistance for Communities.