Delta Regional Authority
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The Delta Regional Authority works to improve life for the residents of 252 counties and parishes in parts of eight states. Led by a federal co-chairman appointed by the president and the governors of the eight states, the d r a fosters partnerships throughout the region as it attempts to improve the Delta economy. d r a funds can be used to leverage other federal and state programs. To learn more about the d r a, click here.
Strong investment in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority has helped to improve the quality of life and boost economic development opportunities. The main investment tool used by the Delta Regional Authority is the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP), formerly known as the Federal Grant Program.
Information technology and transportation are strategic areas of emphasis as the Authority works to improve the Delta region's economy. From asphalt highways to the information superhighway, the Delta Regional Authority is working to realize a comprehensive economic development plan for the region. d r a’s current initiatives include: