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Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)

Delta Regional Authority
Jun 29, 2018

Contact the Local Development District office that covers the county or parish of the project location.


Delta Regional Authority Economic Development Assistance Program offers grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.

SEDAP may be used to fund projects for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, broadband, and business development including entrepreneurship and workforce training. Priority areas include:

  • Innovation and small business: projects must relate to job creation and/or retention. This category includes healthy workforce solutions, which will result in health metrics and improved employment data for a specific employer or business sector.
  • Regional approach: projects must provide benefits in multiple counties or parishes, or multiple municipalities within a single county or parish.
  • Emergency funding need: projects must demonstrate that the negative implications of inaction would result in immediate and detrimental health and/or safety issues for the population served.

Entities that are eligible to apply for DRA funding include:

  • Participating member states
  • Local city, county, and parish governments
  • Nonprofit entities
Applicants must be located in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Geographic coverage
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Amount of funding

Total project investment: $12,079,580

Information on the calculation of the allocation by state is available in the application instructions.

Application process
Tagged as
Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Delta Region · Emergency preparedness and response · Infrastructure · Self-sufficiency · Transportation · Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · Missouri · Tennessee

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.