DRA Publishes Notice of Funding Availability for 2023 Strategic Planning Program

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) published its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for one of two new capacity-building programs that will support eligible entities in meeting strategic planning needs. Approximately $3 million is available through the Strategic Planning Program, which provides resources to eligible entities to develop strategic plans to address critical and human infrastructure issues in their communities.

Communities across DRA’s eight-state service area lack the capacity and resources to strategically plan. This program will give public entities access to strategic planning funds to address long-standing issues and develop a roadmap for economic growth and opportunity. Applicants for this program have the autonomy to apply for a plan that fits the unique needs and challenges in their community. Eligible plans include, but are not limited to, economic development plans, utility rate studies, transportation plans, workforce development plans, and broadband deployment plans.

The purpose of the Strategic Planning Program NOFA is to provide an overview of the program and the specific requirements needed to complete an application. For more information on the Strategic Planning Program and how to apply: Strategic Planning Program – Delta Regional Authority (dra.gov).

Funding for this program has been made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, PL 117-58) signed by President Biden.

Application Deadline: Rolling Cycle

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