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Community Infrastructure Fund

General Grant Program Information

The Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) is a competitive grant program designed to catalyze and strengthen regional economic development activities throughout the Mississippi River Delta Region and Alabama Black Belt. 

As a complement to the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program investments, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) created CIF to target physical infrastructure projects that help build safer, more resilient communities in the Delta region. With the addition of CIF to DRA’s portfolio of funding opportunities, DRA will have increased flexibility to support states and communities as they address the unmet infrastructure needs in the region. 

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Local Governments
Eligible Activities:
Transportation Type:
Air Maritime Railway Roadway Transit
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
$30 Million
Annual Award Amount:
$500,000 - $2 Million
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Match Waiver:
Grant Opportunity Link:
Other Federal Agencies / Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

Eligibility Information

CIF investments can be used for projects that address flood control, basic public infrastructure development, and transportation infrastructure improvements. The CIF application and notification cycles coincide directly with the SEDAP timeline.

Funding Information

For infrastructure projects in distressed counties and parishes, DRA can be 100% of a project, or be the increased federal share of the project.  In non-distressed areas, a 10% match is required.  For Business and Workforce development projects, a 10% match is required regardless of the area's level of distress.  However, we do encourage match of any type, including in-kind, other state, federal or local funds; public or private.

CIF applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and reviews and funding decisions will take place monthly.

Contact Information

For any questions about this program, please contact Amanda Allen, Director of Critical Infrastructure,

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