Funding guide

DRA - States Economic Development Assistance Program


Broadband Funding Guide

Delta Regional Authority


Federal Agency

Delta Regional Authority

Agency Overview

Established in 2000 by Congress, the Delta Regional Authority makes strategic investments of federal appropriations into projects that will improve regional economic opportunity by helping create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state region. The Delta Regional Authority provides investment for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development, and workforce development.

Program Name

States Economic Development Assistance Program

Program Overview

The States Economic Development Assistance Program makes strategic investments in DRA’s congressionally mandated four funding areas of basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development, and workforce development.

Program Purpose
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g. construction)
Eligible Recipients
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Electric Utilities/Co-ops

Agency Contact

Brian Henson 202-400-1453

Funding Type

Grant

FY2018 Funding Amount

$12,000,000

FY2019 Funding Amount

$12,000,000