DRA Releases Request for Proposals to Coordinate Innovative Readiness Training Medical Missions

October 27, 2022

Submissions must be submitted by 5:00PM CT on Thursday, December 19, 2022

CLARKSDALE, MS - The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an organization within the DRA region to partner with local community agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver two Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Medical Missions in Summer 2023. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Thursday, December 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM CT.

DRA will be hosting the Northwest Arkansas Wellness Mission (July 2023) and Monroe/West Monroe Wellness Mission (August 2023) in partnership with the DoD. IRT improves military readiness by providing trained military medical personnel with in-field emergency response training while simultaneously providing quality healthcare services to communities throughout the Delta region. The IRT program leverages military contributions and community resources to multiply value and cost savings for participants. Communities typically provide temporary use of facilities where trainings are held as well as on the ground planning and ancillary support, while military units contribute personnel and training resources (equipment and supplies). Innovative Readiness Trainings produce mission-ready forces, civil-military partnerships, and stronger communities.

Additional information about Innovative Readiness Trainings can be found at: youtu.be/qwvvVwuQJgY and irt.defense.gov/Community/.

Interested parties can review submission requirements and scope of work at dra.gov/rfp. Questions about this RFP can be emailed to cwade@dra.gov.

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About the Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower 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
202-515-1354
sblair@dra.gov