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EDA seeks feedback on program design for Tech Hubs

February 16, 2023

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hubs) program. The RFI will help the agency gather information from stakeholders to inform the design and administration of Tech Hubs designation, planning, and implementation awards.

The RFI includes questions from EDA on the characteristics of the Tech Hubs, program design, funding and support, and program administration. Respondents are not limited to answering these questions and are encouraged to provide any additional insights or information they believe would improve and strengthen the program.

The comment period for the RFI closes on March 16, 2023.

Tech Hubs was authorized as a $10 billion program as part of the CHIPS and Science Act and received a $500 million appropriation in the FY 2023 budget. In a recent press release, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo described the program as a way to “better ensure America remains at the leading edge of developing and delivering critical, emerging technologies.”  

SSTI members interested in responding to the RFI are encouraged to contact Susan Niple [niple@ssti.org] for additional information and resources.

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