Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
According to a press release on April 24, 2020, existing grantees may repurpose the remaining balance of their funding to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Contact the Local Development District.
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 which include multiple funding sources (both public and/or private) and significantly leverage DRA dollars to other federal or non-federal dollars will be considered more competitive
- 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.
- Registered apprenticeship: Projects supporting Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs and sustainable career pathways with partners at the local, regional, and statewide levels are considered a federal priority
- Infrastructure, including transportation, utilities, and broadband
Entities that are eligible to apply for DRA funding
- state and local governments (state agencies, cities, and counties/parishes)
- Public bodies
- Nonprofit entities
Information on the calculation of the allocation by state is available in the program manual.
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.