Promoting a Transparent Government
An open, transparent, and accountable government is essential. That’s why the DRA takes the following steps to be transparent to our appropriators and the American people:
- Provide our budget justification documents and other investment reports so the American people can read, understand, and provide oversight of DRA’s investments and costs;
- Open up our books and processes for external audit each year;
- Provide a hotline for the American people to report cases of abuse or fraud directly to the Federal Co-Chairman so that immediate steps can be taken to hold parties accountable.
Budget Justification Books & Annual Reports
A budget justification and annual report are submitted to Congress each fiscal year to identify the expenses and investments made by the DRA through its four institutional sections: Administration & Operations; Project Development & Management; Policy Initiatives & Programs; and Communications & Public Engagement.
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The Year in Review highlights the DRA’s programs, policy initiatives, and investments over the past year that serve as the cornerstone for DRA efforts to support job creation, build communities, and improve lives.
The Delta Regional Authority is committed to accountability as we provide an effective mechanism for federal investment in the Delta region. We continually strive to improve our performance and cut waste so that our job creation and health investments have the maximum impact on the Delta. The DRA submits its processes and investments for external audit each year and is proud to have received 13 consecutive unmodified audits by an independent accounting firm.
Click here to read or download the FY2015 Performance and Accountability Report and the Federal Co-Chairman's revised letter to the Office of Management and Budget.
Requesting Records under FOIA from DRA:
The FOIA (5 U.S.C. §552) was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to Federal agency records or information, except to the extent that such records are protected from release by a FOIA exemption or exclusion. It is DRA policy to release information to the fullest extent of the law including releasing information that may be legally withheld provided there is no foreseeable harm associated with the release. This right of access is enforceable in court.
In order to receive the most efficient response, all requests for records under FOIA from DRA should be submitted in writing to DRA’s Legal Counsel, Ted Connell.
To help us ensure that tax dollars are being invested into quality projects that matter to the American people—like our investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs, workforce development, increasing access to health care, and improving community and state infrastructure—we have available a fraud hotline for reports of any fraud or abuse of DRA funds.