States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)


Strategic investment in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority is helping to improve the quality of life and boost economic development opportunities. 

Under federal law, at least 75 percent of DRA funds must be invested in economically distressed counties and parishes. Half of these funds are targeted to transportation and basic infrastructure improvements. The remaining funds are directed to DRA’s other funding priorities of workforce development and business development with a focus on entrepreneurship.

The DRA works closely with the 45 Local Development Districts in the DRA footprint that serve as front-line project managers to ensure community-relevant project development and investment. SEDAP investments emphasize job creation, regional collaboration, and funding partnerships in communities.


States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)


Cumulative Regional Benefits from DRA

The numbers below are for FY 2002-FY 2018

Total DRA Projects
DRA Investment
Other Public Investment
$ 1,195,616,815
Other Private Investment
$ 3,478,561,842
Jobs Created and Retained
Individuals Trained for Jobs
Families Affected