The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced approval of the Commonwealth Regional Council’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) on April 15, 2020. The CEDS was submitted to EDA for approval in May of 2019. The counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Prince Edward will now be eligible to apply for EDA funding when projects are identified. The CRC will also be seeking an update of the CEDS to include the recently joined County of Cumberland. According to EDA, Cumberland County however, can still apply for EDA funding utilizing another regional plan resource in the interim.