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DELTA REGION TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
To support and encourage multistate transportation planning and corridor development, provide for transportation project development, facilitate transportation decisionmaking and support transportation construction in the eight States comprising the Delta Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee).
SAFETEA-LU Section(s): 1308, 1923
Funded by contract authority, to remain available until expended. Contract authority is not subject for transfer and is subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation. 
Funds are distributed at the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation giving priority to projects that emphasize multimodal planning, including planning for operational improvements that—
Eligible Use of Funds
Eligible uses are multistate highway planning, development and construction projects with projects selected on the basis of—
State departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations are eligible recipients of funds under this program.
The Federal share is 80 percent, subject to the sliding scale adjustment. Delta funds may be used as the non-Federal share of the costs of projects funded under 23 USC.
Transportation Assets and Needs of Delta Region 
The Secretary of Transportation is to enter into an agreement with the DRA to conduct a comprehensive study of transportation assets and needs for all modes of transportation, including passenger and freight transportation, in the eight-State Delta region. In conducting the study, the DRA is to consult with the Delta region's State and local governments and planning organizations. The DRA is to submit to the Secretary and the House Transportations and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee a final report on the results of the study along with any recommendations the DRA considers appropriate. Upon completion of the report, the DRA is to establish a regional strategic plan to implement the recommendations of the report. Funding for the study and plan, $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2005 and 2006, is contract authority, subject to the obligation limitation, available until extended, and may not be transferred.