Promoting a Transparent Government

An open, transparent, and accountable government is essential. That’s why DRA takes the following steps to be transparent to our appropriators and the American people: 

  1. Provide our budget justification documents and other investment reports so the American people can read, understand, and provide oversight of DRA’s investments and costs;
  2. Open up our books and processes for external audit each year;

Click here to download DRA's lapse plan during an appropriations hiatus.

Public Notice

Delta Regional Authority Designees & Alternates Meeting
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
9:00 AM
Washington, DC
Virtual Access:
Passcode: 38614

Delta Regional Authority Board of Governors' Annual Quorum Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 2023
9:30 AM
Washington, DC
Virtual Access:
Passcode: 38614

Budget Justification Books & Annual Reports

A budget justification and annual report are submitted to Congress each fiscal year to identify the expenses and investments made by the DRA through its four institutional sections: Administration & Operations; Project Development & Management; Policy Initiatives & Programs; and Communications & Public Engagement.

Click below to read or download:

FY 2022 Budget Justification

FY 2021 Budget Justification

FY 2020 Budget Justification

FY 2019 Budget Justification

FY 2018 Budget Justification

FY 2017 Budget Justification and 2015 Annual Report

FY 2016 Budget Justification and 2014 Annual Report 

Staying Accountable

The Delta Regional Authority is committed to accountability as we provide an effective mechanism for federal investment in the Delta region. We continually strive to improve our performance and cut waste so that our job creation and health investments have the maximum impact on the Delta. The DRA submits its processes and investments for external audit each year and is proud to have received 13 consecutive unmodified audits by an independent accounting firm.

Click here to read or download the FY2022 Performance and Accountability Report.


FY2021 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2020 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2019 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2018 Performance and Accountability Report

FY 2017 Performance and Accountability Report

FY 2016 Performance and Accountability Report

FY 2015 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2014 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2013 Performance and Accountability Report

FY2012 Performance and Accountability Report

Year in Review

2019 Year in Review (pdf)

2018 Year in Review (pdf)

2017 Year in Review (pdf)

Requesting Records under FOIA from DRA:

The FOIA (5 U.S.C. §552) was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to Federal agency records or information, except to the extent that such records are protected from release by a FOIA exemption or exclusion. It is DRA policy to release information to the fullest extent of the law including releasing information that may be legally withheld provided there is no foreseeable harm associated with the release. This right of access is enforceable in court.

In order to receive the most efficient response, all requests for records under FOIA from DRA should be submitted in writing to DRA’s Legal Counsel, Ted Connell.

Ted Connell
Legal Counsel
(662) 627-9641