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Delta Regional Authority-States Economic Development Assistance Program

Federal Agency/Bureau
Delta Regional Authority
Program Name
States Economic Development Assistance Program
Authorizing Legislation

Not Applicable 

Program Overview

States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) is a competitive grant program designed to support economic development activities across the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions. SEDAP addresses the DRA’s congressionally mandated four funding priorities: basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, and business development. 



Type of Funding


Link to application site, NOFO, FOA, or (if different from program website above)
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) or Federal Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Type


Important Dates (if applicable)

Application cycle opens March 21, 2021 and closes June 21, 2021

FY2022 Appropriations Amount

$14,847,943.00 (allocated by formula to member states)

Matching Requirement

Not Applicable 

Complementary Federal Funding Option

Not Applicable 

Broadband-related Program Purpose/Eligible Expenditures
Speed/Technical Requirement for Broadband Infrastructure

Not Applicable 

Criteria for Eligible Recipients

Not Applicable 

Grant Beneficiaries (if different from eligible recipients)

Not Applicable 

Contact Information

Kemp Morgan at or 662-483-8210

Additional Information

For more information and to apply for DRA funding, please contact your Local Development District.


June 2022

Funding Guide