We are searching for projects that will have a regional impact in Greater Peoria.

The Greater Peoria EDC will be scoring and prioritizing regional projects to submit to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for our Focus Forward Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Projects that are included in the Focus Forward CEDS become more eligible for federal funding. Project location must be regional in nature, located in Logan, Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, or Woodford counties and be led by a government or nonprofit agency. They should also be aligned to regional goals, supporting business development and job creation, workforce development and attraction, and the improvement of our regional quality of life.

Learn more about the project submission process at our informational meeting.

February 9, 2017

Session 1 – 7:30 – 8:30 am | Session 2 – 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Sessions will be held at the Greater Peoria EDC office.

100 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602

Project Submission Deadline

April 7, 2017 at Noon

Please submit your completed document electronically to Jennifer Daly at by April 7, 2017 at Noon. The document should be submitted as a single pdf with the project name used as the document name. Any projects submitted after the posted deadline will not be considered. All projects submitted will be reviewed and scored. Projects that do not qualify for ranking will still be included in the appendix of the CEDS document.