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Delta Regional Authority Opens Application Period to Attract Community Investments

Delta Regional Authority opens application period to attract community investments

CLARKSDALE, MS. – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is opening the 2018 application cycle to provide investments through its States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP). The program is DRA’s primary investment tool to spur infrastructure improvements, help develop the Delta’s workforce and local businesses, and enhance regional economic opportunities.

“SEDAP is the foundation of our efforts to focus on core strategic investments in infrastructure across the region,” said DRA Chairman Chris Caldwell.  “DRA will make investments that support strong partnerships and deliver the greatest impact and improvements.”

Organizations and communities can apply online at funding.dra.gov. The application process runs through June 29, and funds are available in DRA’s footprint in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Communities and organizations are encouraged to work with their local development district, which has staff members trained by the DRA, to assist with the application process.

Information on state-specific funding allocations, funding program eligibility requirements and guidelines, and contact information for local development districts are available here.

 

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“The folks at MAAG have been a real asset for the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. The assistance they provided with our DRA grant was immeasurable. Without it, I doubt if we could have pulled it off. The staff is passionate about their work and their commitment to making the
Memphis Region a better place is most evident.”

John Threadgill - President, Bartlett Area Chamber