Delta Regional Authority Announces 2013 Funding

Delta Regional AuthorityThe Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has announced the timeline for the 2013 Federal Grant Program. Applications are due to the local Planning and Development District offices by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The White River Planning and Development District coordinates the DRA funding for the following counties: Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White and Woodruff. The DRA has established the following federal priority criteria for funding: Innovation and Small Business (Job creation/retention) Regional Approach (projects with benefit to more than one area) Multiple Funding Partners Emergency Funding Need (Addresses health or safety issue) Job creation is also a key factor in funding. Arkansas expects to receive approximately $1.3 million in DRA funding in 2013. Local/state government offices, libraries, multi-purpose buildings and public education buildings are not eligible for assistance. More information can be obtained from the DRA website, www.dra.gov , or by contacting Mitzi Hargan or Jan Smith with White River Planning and Development District, phone 870.793.5233

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