Delta Regional Authority Awards $2.2 Million for Projects

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Three Delta projects in Arkansas were selected for funding this week by the Delta Regional Authority. The $2.23 million in funding will go to strengthen public infrastructure, health care access, and train the next generation of workforce to grow the region’s economy and create jobs according to a news release by the DRA and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Two of the projects are in Drew County. The DRA has given $509,000 to an $8.1 million to expand a railroad overpass in the City of Monticello and train two people for “in-demand careers.” The City of Wilmar will use $200,000 in DRA funds on a $950,000 project to renovate its existing sewer treatment plant to expand the system’s capacity. And the City of Helena-West Helena is receiving $589,000 for infrastructure work on Washington Street to support the operations for existing industry and increase safety for local residents. The $10.6 million dollar project is projected to create 19 new jobs and retain 38 more.


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