DRA Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Solicit Applications for Workforce Grants

December 15, 2022

$6M available for 2023 grant program with awards ranging between $50,000-$450,000.

CLARKSDALE, MS - The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications for grants under the 2023 Delta Workforce Grant Program (DWP).  DRA is making available $6,000,000 for DWP project grants, with awards ranging between $50,000-$450,000. 

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT.

DWP supports projects and initiatives that create a more vibrant economic future for the Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions by expanding opportunities to recruit, train, and retain a diverse and local workforce, aligning workforce and economic development strategies, creating sustainable talent pipelines, establishing or enhancing locally/regionally significant sector-based partnerships, and supporting enhanced workforce productivity through investments in innovative programming or services.

Additional information about the Delta Workforce Grant Program can be found at https://www.dra.gov/workforce.

Interested parties can review the program overview, eligible applicants, and submission requirements at dra.gov/rfp.  Questions about this RFP can be emailed to workforce@dra.gov.


About the Delta Regional Authority

Established by Congress in 2000, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federally chartered agency structured for joint Federal-State collaboration to promote and encourage the economic development of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions.  DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training, and business development.  DRA’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state region.

DRA Media Contact:
Shawna Blair