Professional Development Grants
Each year, GEDA offers more than $16,000 in professional development grant funds. With the exception of the Penn Worden Grant, all grants are available to GEDA members only. The exact number of grants in each category may vary based upon the number of applications and available funds each year, subject to GEDA Board approval. Following are other parameters:
|Basic Economic Development Course - Atlanta||Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2018||Two (2) at $1000||January 26, 2018|
|IEDC Course||Various||Two (2) at $600||30 days prior to the event|
Mar 24-25, 2018
|Two (2) at $1000||30 days prior to the event|
|GEDA Spring Workshop||May 9-11, 2018
Westin Jekyll Island
|Three (3) at $600||30 days prior to the event|
|GEDA Annual Conference||September 19-21, 2018
Westin Savannah Harbor, Savannah
|Three(3) at $600||30 days prior to the event|
|Georgia Certified ED Professional||Various||Four (4) at $500||30 days prior to the event|
|Economic Development Institute (EDI)||Various||One (1) at $1,000||30 days prior to the event|
|Penn Worden Grant*||Various||$2,000 available funds||30 days prior to the event|
|International Missions Grant||Various||Two (2) at $1,000||30 days prior to the event|
* Applications submitted after deadline must have prior approval of Professional Development Committee Chair.
*APPLICATIONS* for all awards and grants can be found by clicking on the program name or through the linked page at the bottom of this page.
*Funds from the Penn Worden Grant may be used by GEDA members toward any accredited economic development program OR by non-GEDA members representing a community not already represented in GEDA toward the cost of one-year’s membership within GEDA.
For more information, contact Committee Chair Saralyn Stafford.
Allocate two scholarships or monetary equivalent of two IEDC scholarships for Georgia Certified Economic Developer programs.