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Delta Regional Authority Community Infrastructure Fund

Delta Regional Authority
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Community Infrastructure Fund will provide funding for community-based and regional projects in the Delta Regional Authority service area that address basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and flood control.

Program priorities:

  • Encourage stakeholders to make programmatic and policy-related changes to prioritize equity and cultural context
  • Investments in economically distressed communities and in support of inclusive, sustainable rural communities with access to services; funding; and programs that enable career stability, such as healthcare, housing, education, and food security
  • Collaboration among states, economic development districts, institutions of higher education, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, and region residents
  • Collaborative, innovative, and evidence-based practices to rapidly reinvest taxpayer dollars in communities
  • Use data to inform decisions regarding grants and investments and track outcomes from those initiatives; facilitate thought leadership and data-sharing in order to promote transparency while monitoring emerging challenges and ongoing progress
  • Address the challenges and needs today and for the future
  • The use of resilient construction methods and materials to protect against natural disasters
  • Clean energy demonstration projects that support weatherization and other energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy costs, and which include clean energy manufacturing and workforce development
  • Increasing historically underserved community access to affordable, healthy food

Projects within the program scope include:

  • Roads, highways, and bridges
  • Public transportation
  • Dams, ports, harbors, and other maritime systems
  • Intercity passenger and freight railroads
  • Freight and intermodal facilities
  • Airports
  • Water systems including drinking water and wastewater systems
  • Electrical transmission facilities and systems
  • Utilities
  • Broadband infrastructure
  • Buildings and real property

Eligible applicants within the Delta Regional Authority service area include:

  • Counties/parishes, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose district of a state or local government engaged in economic or community development activities or a consortium of political subdivisions
  • Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations
  • Regional development organizations
  • Economic development organizations
  • Workforce investment boards
  • Unions/labor organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Public Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education
  • Minority-serving institutions
  • Trade/technical schools
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Federally recognized tribes
Geographic coverage
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Amount of funding

Expected award range: $500,000 - $2,000,000
Project period: 24 months
Estimated total program funding: $29,554,524

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applicants are encouraged contact their Local Development District prior to submitting an application.

Tagged as
Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Delta Region · Food security and nutrition · Infrastructure · Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · Missouri · Tennessee

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