Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has announced the 2019 round of State’s Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) investments. SEDAP investments may be used to fund projects for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development (with focus on entrepreneurship), and workforce development. In Central Mississippi, the SEDAP program is only open to public and non-profit entities in the DRA-designated counties. To find out if your project is located within the DRA designated area or for more information about DRA, please visit their website www.dra.gov. This year approximately $1,930,011 will be available for the State of Mississippi.
Project applications may be completed online at www.funding.dra.gov and submitted to CMPDD beginning March 4th through May 31st. Local governments, public bodies, and non-profit entities in the District that are interested in participating in the 2019 DRA Federal Grant Program should contact Mitzi Stubbs at 601-981-1511 to begin the application process.
DRA is a federal-state partnership created by Congress, which serves a 252 county/parish area in an eight-state region. In Mississippi, 47 counties (including all 7 CMPDD counties) are eligible for funding under DRA. The purpose of DRA is to remedy severe and chronic economic distress by stimulating economic development partnerships that will have a positive impact on the region’s economy.