Welcome to the
Delta Regional Authority
The DRA was established in 2000 as a formal framework for joint Federal-State collaboration to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River and Alabama Black Belt regions. To fulfill this purpose, DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training, and business development. DRA works to create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those that reside in the region. DRA’s region encompasses 252 counties and parishes in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
DRA’s enabling legislation dictates that at least 75% of DRA’s funds must be invested in economically distressed counties and parishes. In addition, half of DRA’s funds must support transportation infrastructure and basic public infrastructure.
Investing in the Delta
Strategic Investments for Impactful Outcomes
DRA measures the impact of our investments through four main outcomes: jobs created, jobs retained, individuals trained, and families affected.
The following are outcomes for DRA investments in FY 2022.
News & Events
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding Availability for Delta Workforce Program
Delta Regional Authority Graduates 2023 Class from Leadership Development Program
Delta Regional Authority Announces Delta Revitalization Through Innovation Pilot Program
Biden-Harris Administration Awards Over $2 Million in Funding to Local Development Districts for Capacity-Building
Delta Regional Authority Announces $3.5 Million Investment into West Tennessee Communities
“Forward” DRA Monthly Highlights
Biden-Harris Administration Awards Over $600,000 in Funding to Address Infrastructure Needs
“Forward” DRA June Highlights
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2023 DELTA SUMMIT
Delta Regional Authority Opens Applications for 2024 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy
Delta Regional Authority Announces 2023 Delta Workforce Grant Program Awardees
“Forward” DRA May Highlights
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CST
It Is Not Too Late to Register! WORC Initiative Technical Assistance Workshop
Registration & Hotel Information: Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC)
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