Local project receiving Delta Regional Authority funding of $231,770

One local project is set to share in over $2.2 million dollars in funding through the Delta Regional Authority.

The project is one of eight across Arkansas DRA is investing in to provide funding for supporting water and sewer system improvements, job training programs and healthcare services.

In an announcement Monday, DRA officials say the City of Marshall will receive $231,770 for a sewer system expansion. The City of Marshall will use DRA funds to extend its existing sewer lines to provide utility services for a new hotel and increase the capacity of other sewer lines providing services to an elementary school and an underserved apartment complex for the elderly.

DRA officials says this investment is projected to create nine new jobs, retain five and impact 40 families who will benefit from improved water and sewer services.

Funding for these projects is provided by the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program, DRA’s flagship grant program that makes strategic investments into projects supporting basic public infrastructure, transportation improvements, workforce training and education, and business development with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

Established in 2000 by Congress, the Delta Regional Authority makes strategic investments of federal appropriations into the physical and human infrastructure of Delta communities.

You can read the full announcement here.

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