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States’ Economic Development Assistance Program

General Grant Program Information

The States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) is a competitive grant program designed to stimulate and support economic development activities across the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt region.

SEDAP provides direct investments for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, and workforce development.

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Local Governments; Non-profit
Eligible Activities:
Planning; Construction; Equipment and Materials; Operations and Maintenance; Technical Assistance, Workforce Development, and Training/Education
Transportation Type:
Air Maritime Railway Roadway Transit
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
$16.8 Million
Annual Award Amount:
$50,000 - $500,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Match Waiver:
Rural Set-Aside:
Tribal Set-Aside:
Other Federal Agencies / Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

Eligibility Information

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include:

  • Counties/parishes, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose district of a state or local government engaged in economic or community development activities or a consortium of political subdivisions,
  • Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations,
  • Regional development organizations,
  • Economic development organizations,
  • Workforce investment boards,
  • Unions/labor organizations,
  • Community-based organizations,
  • Faith-based organizations,
  • Public Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education,
  • Minority-serving institutions,
  • Trade/technical schools,
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and
  • Federally recognized Tribes.

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.

Contact Information

Technical questions about the Notice of Funding Availability should be directed to with the subject line: SEDAP NOFA. Include the contact’s name, applicant organization, and phone number in the body of your email.

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