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SEDAP Application Guidelines

The 2014 application period is now closed. For announcements of projects that receive SEDAP awards, click here.

Please review the below application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and funding priorities. All necessary information can be found in the 2014 SEDAP Manual.

2014 Application Timeline

For assistance in completing an application, contact your Local Development District.

DRA is taking a proactive role in bringing accountability, compliance, and transparency to the project application process with an interactive application portal. 

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Application Guidelines

The Delta Regional Authority’s SEDAP has been developed to enhance the economic development activities taking place in the Delta region. Eligible applicants work with Local Development District (LDD) offices to prepare and submit applications to the Authority. Subsequently, a review and determination of project eligibility is made and projects are then selected for funding.


Entities that are eligible to apply for DRA funding include:

  • participating member states
  • local governments (city and county/parish)
  • non-profit entities

Project priority is determined by the Federal Priority Declarations, DRA Regional Development Plan Goals and States’ DRA Strategic Plan Priorities. 

Federal Priority Declarations

  • Innovation and Small Business
  • Regional Approach
  • Multiple Funding Partners
  • Emergency Funding Need

DRA Regional Development Plan Goals

  • Competitive, Productive Workforce
  • Physical and Digital Connections
  • Sustainable Communities