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Economic Development Administration Funding

WHEREAS, the Economic Development Administration of the United States Department of Commerce offers partnership planning programs to fund community organizations for economic development programs; and

WHEREAS, this funding helps provide jobs and strengthen communities that have been stricken by economic dislocation which happen to be areas more populated by people of color; and

WHEREAS, the EDA community funded programs budget has been cut back; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP ask that the EDA community partnership program funds be increased or kept at its current level and avoid any cutbacks by the United States Congress.