In a news release today, Congressman Bradley Byrne announced a major federal grant for the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC).

The grant was awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce. The total EDA investment will be $846,583.

“I am pleased to see yet another federal grant being award to help boost economic development in Southwest Alabama,” Byrne said. “The DISC project is an important tool to help spur growth in the technology and science industry on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. I am committed to continuing to assist with this project as it moves forward.”

The DISC project will help promote job creation in the technology and science sector, as well as enhancing growth in the aviation, aerospace, maritime, and healthcare industries in Southwest Alabama.

According to EDA, their grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds.