Delta Regional Authority Issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for Delta Leadership Institute

February 18, 2022

CLARKSDALE, MS – Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses from organizations within the DRA region to work in partnership with DRA to expand and improve upon the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI), a nationally recognized leadership development program that prepares state and local leaders to work for future improvements in the region by “thinking and acting regionally.”

DRA is seeking non-profits, institutions of higher education, and other stakeholders to administer one or more elements of the program under the DLI umbrella to include one or multiple components:  

  • Program Lead:  Organization shall be primarily responsible for developing the main curricular components of an Executive Academy aimed at approximately 30-40 key leaders from public, non-profit, and private sectors.
  • Executive Education Workshops:  Organization shall develop executive-level training modules for leadership and management to be incorporated in each session.
  • Administration:  Organization shall be responsible for managing the administrative operations of the program to include payment of all program expenses, managing the program budget, and handling all program planning and logistics.
  • Delta Leadership Network (DLN):  Organization shall be responsible for managing an active alumni program to encourage continued networking and partnering cultivation.
  • Other:  Organization is encouraged to submit a proposal in another innovative area of leadership skills development to be included in the Executive Academy.

Proposals are due by 5:00PM CT on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Interested parties can review submission requirements, scope of work, and website specifications by visiting www.dra.gov/rfp. Questions about this RFP can be emailed to Sea Talantis at dli@dra.gov no later than 12:00 PM CT on May 6, 2022.

DRA Media Contact:
Shawna Blair
202-515-1354
sblair@dra.gov