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Economic Development: Opportunities Exist for Further Collaboration among EDA, HUD, and USDA

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Economic Development Administration The Assistant Secretary of Economic Development at EDA should, in collaboration with HUD, revisit the two agencies' interagency agreement on community and economic development planning to align their collaborative efforts based on current priorities and determine to what extent USDA should be included in the agreement. (Recommendation 1)
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This recommendation is an action identified in GAO's 2022 annual Duplication and Cost Savings report. EDA agreed with the recommendations. As of March 2022, EDA stated that its existing agreement was limited to a specific task and therefore EDA may address the recommendations through a different interagency agreement or other document, action, or policy. EDA plans to explore whether a refresh of the interagency agreement and expansion to include USDA is appropriate and work with HUD to add progress monitoring metrics to the agreement, if applicable. EDA also provided examples of general

Economic Development Administration The Assistant Secretary of Economic Development at EDA should, in collaboration with HUD, monitor progress toward achieving outcomes of the two agencies' interagency agreement on community and economic development planning. (Recommendation 2)
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This recommendation is an action identified in GAO's 2022 annual Duplication and Cost Savings report. EDA agreed with the recommendations. As of March 2022, EDA stated that its existing agreement was limited to a specific task and therefore EDA may address the recommendations through a different interagency agreement or other document, action, or policy. EDA plans to explore whether a refresh of the interagency agreement and expansion to include USDA is appropriate and work with HUD to add progress monitoring metrics to the agreement, if applicable. EDA also provided examples of general

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