Building partnerships for community ppt


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In this economic climate, there is a necessity to work collaboratively to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities. Detailed comprehensive plans and federal funding grants need some of the same elements to thrive. If a community identifies its needs as part of the planning process, it can, as part of a continuous proposal building process, pinpoint which grants will help meet those needs.
Speakers: Duane Smith, Area Specialist, U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development; Teresa Kurtenbach,
Northwest Regional Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO); Denise Bulat, Executive Director,
Bi-State Regional Commission
Foundation: Mary Ellen Chamberlin, President, RDA
Facilitator: Carrie McKillip, Community Development Educator,
University of Illinois Extension

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  • Want to point out our network of regional staff people on the ground, throughout the state. You can find their names and contact information online at They are an excellent first step when you are looking for state support, they can help you navigate the options available to you.
  • Along with the new revenue, state government must also be cut. DCEO’s proposed operational budget reflects the state's budget situation, as our budget is actually down over 16.0%. This includes the loss of the one-time federal stimulus infusion. We’ve reviewed our services and have prioritized what works, and we’re actually growing in areas that have proven track records of helping business to create jobs, and workers to fill those jobs.
  • We have Two Goals with this program.There are two basic parts to the program:Based on review of a written application, DCEO will register qualified, Illinois businesses. DCEO will then post these eligible businesses on our web site.Businesses or individuals investing in one of the qualified businesses will submit an application to DCEO requesting their tax credit.
  • Now, no job created by a company for this credit is considered ineligible; however, there are some employee classifications you may NOT utilize to fill the position: including temps or any variation, partners, independent contractors, someone employed by the company the first half of 2010 (if they were employed a few years ago you can hire them for a brand new position created after July 1 and apply for the credit) – or any individual who has direct or indirect ownership interest of at least 5% in the profits, capital or value of the business. (The base livable wage does not include benefits)For businesses hiring through the “Put Illinois to Work” expansion, the position CAN be filled by someone who previously worked for the applicant’s business under the “Put Illinois to Work” program.
  • For businesses hiring through the “Put Illinois to Work” expansion, the position CAN be filled by someone who previously worked for the applicant’s business under the “Put Illinois to Work” program.
  • -Green Sector: To train workers for green economy, Illinois won a $6M in State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) grant from USDOL. Combines with $1M in ARRA state innovation funds, DCEO partners are training 5,400 low-skilled adults, dislocated or incumbent workers in efficiency and renewable energy jobs.-Healthcare Sector: $7.7M investment to address shortages in the medical field at various stages of the pipeline, by supporting more than 25 public/private healthcare projects statewide.-Manufacturing Sector: $3M toward reversing regional skills shortfalls in machining and other metal working occupations for 2800+ incumbent workers-Transportation/Distribution/Logistics (TDL): Providing low-skilled adults with an entry level employment opportunity, and incumbent workers with the ability to upgrade their skills
  • It should be noted that WIA services are being threatened at the federal level. The FY 11 budget was cut and we are working to mitigate expected cuts in the FY12 budget that will threaten services across the state.
  • Some of our trade missions involve trade show participation while others include matchmaking appointments and meetings.
  • I’ve already mentioned Illinois’ trade numbers have increased by 20% over last year, so we’re well on our way to meeting President Obama’s and Governor Quinn’s goal of doubling exports by 2015.
  • I'll just mention a few agreements announced over the last two years. Illinois was the only state outside of Washington DC that the Chinese delegation visited earlier this year. China signed agreements with companies like Boeing, Caterpillar and Motorola; as well as Illinois soy farmers. We are also working with South Korea on smart grid technology development and signed an agreement with Senegal for agriculture. Plans are in the works to bring Illinois products to Brazil, India and Australia.
  • The Governor announced in his budget speech that we are reorganizing the foreign trade offices to make them more responsive to shifting markets. To double our exports by 2015, we will also need to work more closely with our small and mid-sized businesses to bring them to trade. We've given more Illinois Small Business Development Centers the designation of International Trade Center, now 11 locations throughout the state in all, to provide one-on-one advice for first and second stage businesses wanted to expand overseas. And we're also increasing our international trade marketing efforts in FY12 – because we recognize the importance of the global marketplace.
  • The instructions can be found at ISBE’s website at
  • At risk of not being funded federally.For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget.  In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without.  The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help eligible low income households pay for winter energy service. If your household’s combined income for the 30 days prior to application is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level as shown in the chart below, you may be eligible to receive assistance.  If you rent, and your heat and/or electric is included in the rent, your rent must be greater than 30% of your income in order to be eligible to receive assistance.
  • Building partnerships for community ppt

    1. 1. Building Partnerships for Community Based Economic Development <br />Teresa Kurtenbach, Northwest Regional Manager<br />Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity<br />
    2. 2. Your Personal Connection<br />DCEO staffs 10 economic development regions<br />Working development projects to completion<br />Integrating services of multiple state agencies<br />Aligning economic & workforce development<br />Leveraging private and federal resources<br />Leading rapid response when necessary<br />
    3. 3. Budget Cutting Era -Focused Priorities<br />Attract & Retain Business<br />Job Training<br />Double Exports by 2015<br />Capture Emerging Markets such as Green<br />Focus on Entrepreneurs & Small Biz<br />Leverage Tourist Spending<br />
    4. 4. Tools for Business Growth<br />Angel Investment Tax Credit<br />Small Biz Job Creation Tax Credit<br />EDGE<br />LBDP<br />HIB<br />Enterprise Zone<br />PLP<br />
    5. 5. Angel Investment Tax Credit<br />Two Functions of Program<br />Two Goals<br /><ul><li>Qualifying & Posting Illinois Businesses Needing Capital
    6. 6. Providing Tax Credit to Angel Investors</li></ul>#1: To encourage continued job growth in Illinois’ innovative business sector<br />#2: To expand capital investment in Illinois<br />
    7. 7. Angel Investment Tax Credit<br />The Credit<br />Equal to 25% of the investment (up to $2 Million) <br />Can be taken against income tax liability<br />If credit exceeds a year’s tax liability, the excess credit may be carried forward 5 taxable years<br />Tax credit not transferable<br />Program annually capped at $10 million<br />
    8. 8. Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit$2,500 tax credit against withholding taxes<br />
    9. 9. Small businesses<br />50 or fewer FT employees as of 6/3/2010<br />(counting all locations)<br />New position created between 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011<br />Wage is $10/hr or the equivalent salary ($18,200 annualized) <br /><ul><li>Position must be sustained for at least one year (not necessarily held by the same employee)
    10. 10. Withholding tax must go to Illinois</li></li></ul><li>Any-sized business hiring “Put Illinois to Work”-er<br />Hire “Put Illinois to Work” worker-trainee prior to 6/30/2011<br />Wage is $10/hr or the equivalent salary ($18,200 annualized) <br /><ul><li>Worker must be employed for at least one year
    11. 11. Withholding tax must go to Illinois</li></li></ul><li>Economic Development For a Growing Economy Tax Credit Program (EDGE) <br />Tax Incentive for Companies Considering Locating in a Competing State<br />Non-refundable credits can be used against corporate income taxes to be paid over a period up to 10 years<br />Credits could be as high as the amount of tax receipts collected from the Illinois income taxes paid by newly hired and/or retained employees of the firm<br />Company has to maintain the jobs created and/or retained along with the capital investment through the period in which it claims the credits<br />Company has to make “But for…” argument, including documentation that proves competition with another state.<br />
    12. 12. Large Business Development Program (LBDP)<br />For Companies Undertaking a Major Expansion or Relocation<br />Must result in substantial private investment and the creation and/or retention of a large number of Illinois jobs<br />Funds may be used by large businesses for bondable business activities:<br />financing the purchase of land or buildings<br />building construction or renovation and <br />certain types of machinery and equipment <br />
    13. 13. High Impact Business Designation (HIB) <br />Tax Incentive for Companies Undertaking Substantial Capital Investment<br />Must create or retain an above average number of jobs.<br />Businesses may qualify for: <br />investment tax credits<br />a state sales tax exemption on building materials<br /> an exemption from state sales tax on utilities and/or<br />a state sales tax exemption on purchases of personal property used or consumed in the manufacturing process<br />Project must involve:<br />minimum of $12 million investment causing the creation of 500 full-time jobs or <br />investment of $30 million causing the retention of 1500 full-time jobs. <br />Incentives are similar to Enterprise Zone but must take place outside a Zone<br />
    14. 14. Enterprise Zone<br />Designed to stimulate economic growth and revitalization<br />Accomplished through local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved government services<br />For business to locate in areas that would normally be neglected<br />May be eligible for:<br />Exemption on retailers’ occupation tax paid on building materials<br />investment tax credit of .5% of qualified property<br />EZ jobs tax credit for each job created for economically disadvantaged or dislocated worker<br />
    15. 15. Participation Loan Program<br />Provides subordinated financial assistance, through IL banks, to small businesses.<br />Funds can be used for:<br />purchase and instillation of machinery and equipment<br />working capital<br />purchase of land<br />construction or renovation of buildings<br />Eligibility:<br />For-profit small business<br />Fewer than 500 employees, including its affiliates<br />
    16. 16. Small Business Support<br />Approximately 500,000 small businesses – if each were helped to create 1 job, unemployment rate lowers 5% <br />Implement accreditation for Technology Assistance at Illinois SBDC’s<br />Leverage capital bill funds for private fund aggregation to support early stage funding<br />Support Local Foods network<br />
    17. 17. Small Business Jobs Act<br />Illinois Jobs Now! Capital Plan<br /><ul><li>$2 million to IL SBDCs
    18. 18. $78 million for small business financing
    19. 19. $15 M to assist small businesses locating in economically depressed areas
    20. 20. $15 M for technology companies</li></li></ul><li>Job Training<br />On the Job Training<br />WIA through Illinois workNet <br />
    21. 21. Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP)<br />Supports Companies in Retraining Employees<br />Supports workers’ desires to remain current in new technologies and business practices<br />Enables companies to remain competitive, expand into new markets and introduce more efficient technologies into their operations<br />Reimburses Illinois companies for up to 50% of the eligible training costs associated with the training of their employees <br />Potential reimbursements: trainers, tuition, trainee wages & fringes, new technology or processes, new machinery, regulatory compliance, continuous improvement system<br />
    22. 22. Workforce Investment Act (WIA)<br />Workers: Training to get a Good Job<br />Walk-In Centers at 26 Local Workforce Investment Areas statewide<br />Online Portal<br />
    23. 23. WIA Adult Services<br /><ul><li>During recession, 75% of all adults completed the program into employment; 82% of these workers retained their jobs for at least 9 mo.</li></ul>−Core Services −Intensive Services <br />−Training Services<br />
    24. 24. WIA Dislocated Services<br /><ul><li>During recession, we helped re-employ 84% of those completing program; nearly 90% of these workers retained their jobs for at least 9 mo. </li></ul>Received layoff notice<br />Company closure or mass layoff<br />
    25. 25. WIA Youth Services<br /><ul><li>During recession, we assisted 70% of youth served in finding employment or education</li></ul>Ages 14-21<br />Low income<br />Barriers to employment<br />
    26. 26. Businesses: Fill the Business Need<br />Workforce Investment Boards<br />State Innovation Funds: Target Critical Shortages<br />
    27. 27. Targeted High- Growth Sectors<br />Green: energy efficiency and renewable energy<br />Healthcare: nursing and health care technology<br />Manufacturing: machining and metal working<br />Transportation/Distribution/Logistics (TDL)<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29. LWIA 13Mr. Chuck Stewart, DirectorRock Island Tri-County Consortium1504 Third AvenueRock Island, IL 61201Tel. 309-793-5200Fax 309-793-5204TDD/Relay 309-793-5258LWIA Counties Served:Henry, Mercer and Rock Island<br />
    30. 30. Infrastructure/Quality of Life<br />CDAP<br />CSBG<br />
    31. 31. Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP)<br />Federally funded<br />Grants to local governments <br />Limited to communities under 50,000 that do not receive direct federal funds<br />Target projects that benefit low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons<br />Program areas include: <br />Design Engineering<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Economic Development<br />Emergency Public Infrastructure<br />Flex funds<br />Housing<br />Mobility and Accessibility Rehab Services<br />Public Infrastructure<br />
    32. 32. Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)<br />Federally funded- DCEO administers<br />Grants to community action agencies<br />Assist low-income persons attain skills, knowledge and motivation for self-sufficiency<br />Can provide immediate life necessities (food, water, shelter etc)<br />DCEO places an equal emphasis on self-sufficiency efforts and the immediate needs of low-income people <br />$30  million annually o provide employment, education, housing and emergency services<br />
    33. 33. Office of Trade & Investment<br /><ul><li>The Study Illinois Program
    34. 34. Consortium of 27 higher ed institutions recruit foreign students
    35. 35. Foreign Direct Investment
    36. 36. For foreign firms seeking IL location: legal, accounting, real estate, financial, freight forwarding, human resources and personnel relocation assistance
    37. 37. Trade Missions
    38. 38. Sector-specific or broad
    39. 39. Trade show participation
    40. 40. Matchmaking appointments/meetings
    41. 41. Direct Company Assistance
    42. 42. Overseas appointments set up by foreign offices outside mission</li></li></ul><li>Exports Statewide<br />Illinois is #1 exporting state in Midwest<br />6th largest exporting state in nation (only behind coasts)<br />Direct exports > $41.5 billion in 2009<br />Representing 8.2% of Illinois’ Gross State Product (GSP)<br />Last year alone, the state’s trade professionals helped more than 1,200 Illinois companies pursuing overseas relationships. <br />(Illinois DCEO, Office of Trade & Investment)<br />
    43. 43. Illinois’ Agreements<br />China signed agreements with Boeing, Caterpillar, and Motorola, and IL soy farmers<br />South Korea on smart grid technology development<br />Senegal on agriculture<br />Our products to Brazil, India, and Australia<br />
    44. 44. To Reach International Goals<br />Reorganize foreign offices so they can respond to market opportunities faster<br />More Illinois SBDCs providing export assistance<br /> increase from 6 – 11 International Trade Centers<br />Increasing international trade marketing efforts in FY12<br />
    45. 45. Local SBDC/ITC Information<br />Illinois SBDC and ITC at Black Hawk College<br />www.sbdc.bhc.edu4703 -16th Street, Suite GMoline, IL 61265<br />Joel Youngs-<br />Interim Director- ITC309-764-2246<br />
    46. 46. State Energy Plan<br />Unprecedented transformation<br />$100 million dollars from ARRA<br />12,000 jobs created<br />for solar and wind<br />geothermal <br />biofuel development<br />retrofitting traditional manufacturers to produce green components<br />
    47. 47. Public Sector Electric Efficiency<br />DCEO<br />ComEd/Ameren Illinois<br /><ul><li>Local governments
    48. 48. Municipalities
    49. 49. Townships & County facilities
    50. 50. Special units of local government
    51. 51. Library & Park districts
    52. 52. Public safety
    53. 53. Water reclamation districts
    54. 54. State and federal agencies
    55. 55. Public Schools
    56. 56. K-12 Public Schools
    57. 57. Public community colleges
    58. 58. Public universities
    59. 59. Privately owned businesses
    60. 60. Privately owned industrial & commercial facilities
    61. 61. Private Schools
    62. 62. Private K-12 schools
    63. 63. Private colleges
    64. 64. Private universities
    65. 65. Not-for-profit
    66. 66. Museums
    67. 67. Foundations
    68. 68. Trade Organizations
    69. 69. Residential</li></li></ul><li>Potential ProjectsStandard Energy Efficiency Program<br />Electricity<br />Natural Gas<br />Gas Furnaces<br />Water Heaters ≥50 gallon (Tanked & Tankless)<br />Boilers<br />Condensing Boiler<br />Boiler Tune-Up<br />Gas Forced Air Furnace Tune-Up<br />Lighting Equipment<br />HVAC Equipment<br />Refrigeration Equipment<br />Motors and Drives<br />LED traffic signals<br />Kitchen/refrigeration equipment <br />
    70. 70. Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Energy Efficiency Grants<br /><ul><li>All school districts, charter schools, vocational centers or public university laboratory schools are eligible
    71. 71. Dollar-for-dollar state matching grants up to $250,000 for school projects
    72. 72. Can be used for insulation, windows, doors, energy controls, lighting, energy recovery, energy conservation, alternative energy systems and other projects designed to reduce energy consumption.
    73. 73. Contact: Kimberly Beachy, School Business Services Division, at (217) 785-8779.</li></li></ul><li>Lowering Citizens’ Utility Bills<br /><ul><li>LIHEAP
    74. 74. Summer Cooling
    75. 75. Weatherization</li></li></ul><li>Low Income Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) and LIHEAP Summer Cooling<br /><ul><li>Federal Funds
    76. 76. Community Action Agencies accept applications
    77. 77. Designed to help low income households pay for winter and summer energy service
    78. 78. Household’s combined income must = or < 150% of federal poverty level.
    79. 79. If renting and heat and/or electric is included in rent, rent > 30% of combined income.</li></li></ul><li>Illinois Home Weatherization <br />Program (IHWAP)<br /><ul><li>Helps reduce energy costs for low income households by making homes more energy efficient 
    80. 80. ARRA Funding allowed DCEO to triple # of homes weatherized between 2010-2012
    81. 81. Possible energy conservation actions:</li></ul>-Air sealing<br />-Attic and wall insulation<br />-Furnace repair and replacement<br />-Electric base load reduction<br />-Window and door weatherization<br />
    82. 82. Tourism/Film Industry<br />Tourism $30.8 B<br />Employs 300K people<br />US Travel Association predicts modest tourism growth will reclaim 90K US jobs<br />Movies/TV Filmed in Illinois<br />The Dilemma<br />Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon<br />The Chicago Code<br />
    83. 83. 1-800-252-2923<br />Online:<br /><br />Teresa Kurtenbach<br />Northwest Regional Manager, DCEO<br />Office of Regional Outreach<br /><br />309-757-9484<br />Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity<br />Illinois DCEO<br />
    84. 84. Regional Councils of Governments Experience and Role with Federal/State Grants<br />For<br />Illinois ResourceNet<br />By<br />Denise Bulat<br />Bi-State Regional Commission<br />
    85. 85. COG/RPA/MPO’s/EDD - Facilitators of Federal Initiatives<br />Councils (COG) formed voluntarily by counties, cities & villages to serve local governments & citizens <br />Federal Aid Highway Transportation Act for transportation planning in metro areas (MPO) - 1962<br />Designated Federal Clearinghouse for review of Federal Assistance applications (RPA) -1967<br />U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration regional economic development districts (EDD) - 1970’s +<br />Project Development and Resource Identification<br />
    86. 86. Grant Services of COG/RPA/MPO’s<br />Direct Link to Federal and State Agencies for Funding of Community Projects<br />Provide Individual Direct Grant Writing and Administration to Local Governments <br />Provide Planning Services for Multiple Jurisdictions and Implement Related Grants<br />Serve as Forum for Intergovernmental Cooperation and Implementation/Delivery of Regional Services - provides an Existing Local Government Consortium for Grants<br />
    87. 87. Reasons to Cooperate Regionally (on Grants)NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS<br />To Save Money/To Share Resources <br /> Ex. Quad City Fiber Network, Consolidated Dispatch<br />To Achieve Greater Political Clout – Unified Approach with Federal/State Legislators <br /> Ex. $85 M I-74 Bridge Corridor, $100 M +Arsenal<br />To Achieve Economic Clout – Regional Economic Development <br /> Ex. Multi-County RLF’s, Intermodal Facility, WIU<br />To Solve a Specific Problem – Ex. Hazard Mitigation Plans, Air Quality Studies and Education Efforts <br />
    88. 88. Lessons Learned :<br />Federal Funding is NOT EASY MONEY!!!!!<br />Start Early (When you can!)<br />Prepare Plans that Include Key Projects<br />Use Experienced Grant Writers and Administrators (Especially for Federal Projects)<br />Expect to Match Grant Dollars up to 50 % and be Prepared with Sources<br />Scan the Environment for Regional Opportunities Encourage Partnerships, Build Coalitions, Develop a Unified Message, Avoid Overlap, Develop Niches<br />
    89. 89. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION<br />EDA 101<br />Overview of Programs and Priorities<br />
    90. 90. Economic Development Administration<br />Mission: To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. <br />Purpose: Established in 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 3121) to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States. <br />
    91. 91. Who can apply for EDA assistance? <br /><ul><li>Units of State and local government, Indian tribes, Economic Development Districts, public and private non-profits, universities and other institutions of higher education (see 13 C.F.R. § 300.3).
    92. 92. Non-profit organizations are required to act in cooperation with local governments in the project area.</li></li></ul><li>Investment Policy Guidelines – Evaluation Criteria<br /><ul><li>Collaborative Regional Innovation
    93. 93. Public/Private Partnerships
    94. 94. National Strategic Priorities
    95. 95. Global Competitiveness
    96. 96. Environmentally-Sustainable Development
    97. 97. Economically Distressed and Underserved Communities</li></li></ul><li>How EDA’s Grant Process Works<br />Project Development<br />Application Step 1<br /><ul><li>Regional Consultation & Optional Preliminary Review
    98. 98. Project included in CEDS Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) – local priorities.
    99. 99. Submit Application before or by deadline
    100. 100. Technical & Merit Review– Regional Office Process
    101. 101. Develop Project Brief prepared by EDA
    102. 102. IRC Meeting - Investment Review Committee at Regional Office.
    103. 103. Receive Non-Binding Commitment Letter - Applicant has approximately 30 days to submit additional material (step 2) of the application to EDA.</li></ul>Application Step 2<br /><ul><li>Additional Material (Step 2) Received – At the Regional Office.
    104. 104. Review process – May have more than one review depending on the nature of the grant.
    105. 105. Complete Summary – Finalized processing at Regional Office level.
    106. 106. Legal Review (for grants of $100,000 or more).</li></ul>Headquarters Approval<br />• Reserve Funds - Request is sent to accounting - step one.<br />• Final Processing - Whole package is sent to the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Division.<br />
    107. 107. How EDA’s Grant Process Works<br />Award<br /><ul><li> Obligate Funds - A request is sent to accounting - step two.
    108. 108. NGA - EDA official signs and mails Award Agreement to grantee as a Notice of Grant Acceptance.
    109. 109. Grantee Acceptance - Within 30days the grantee must sign and return the Award Agreement back to EDA to finalize agreement.</li></ul>Post Approval<br /><ul><li>Disbursement Requests.
    110. 110. Project Monitoring and Reporting.
    111. 111. Recipient Reporting - Financial, progress and performance reports to EDA and may vary.
    112. 112. Additional Steps - May vary depend on Construction or non-Construction Grants.</li></ul>Project Closeout<br /><ul><li>Grantee Compliance - Within 90 days of the end of the award period, to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions.
    113. 113. Grantee Notification - EDA notifies the grantee of its acceptance or the need for additional information.</li></ul>Performance Monitoring<br /><ul><li> Grantee Reporting - Responsible for reporting award performance as required by EDA.
    114. 114. EDA Reporting - Responsible for reporting performance to Congress under the Government Performance and Reporting Act.</li></ul>Note: While most grants are handled similarly, many grant applications vary the number of steps required to process. This is primarily based on the unique nature of each application and project.<br />
    115. 115. Economic Development Administration<br />Ean Johnson<br />Economic Development Specialist/ Illinois Point of Contact<br />Phone: (312) 353-8143 ext. 128<br /><br />Link to EDA’s web site :<br /><br />