Delta Regional Authority
North Delta Regional Planning & Development District, Inc. performs administrative functions and technical assistance with the entire district. Tracy Ausberry with the help of Grayling Hadnott and Jeffrey Tyler spearheads this effort in the areas of research, consulting, and grantsmanship.
Find more information at the Delta Regional Authority website.
September 17, 2020 Press Release
North Delta/DRA Projects
The DRA region, especially rural areas, lacks adequate digital infrastructure to support access to critical services such as healthcare, distance learning, and remote work. In response to these challenges, DRA has launched the Delta Broadband Mapping Project. Through an innovative online crowd-sourcing platform, DRA has launched this year-long effort to gauge broadband accessibility throughout its eight-state region. DRA needs as many residents as possible to take this internet speed test to develop an accurate representation availability across the 252 counties and parishes.
|2021 SEDAP Timeline|
|March 1||SEDAP funding opportunity announcement|
|March 1 – June 6||Deadline to submit applications to LDDs|
|June 20||LDDs complete technical assistance work with applicants and submit final applications |
|July 11||DRA staff work complete|
|August 1||Designees have met with Governors|
|August 8||Project determination calls are held|
|August 22||Certification letters received and projects votes closed|
|Announcements, award documents, notices to proceed follow immediately upon receipt |
of certification letters and are coordinated through DRA communications staff
3000 Kilpatrick Blvd,
Monroe, LA 71201
+1 (318) 387-2572