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Rural Placemaking Initiative Challenge: Arkansas Delta Rhythm and Bayous

Winrock International is implementing the Arkansas Delta Rhythm and Bayous Placemaking Initiative project with local and multi-jurisdictional efforts to improve the quality of life, rural economies, and e-connectivity in four Delta communities. The Delta Rhythm and Bayous Highway is the Arkansas-Louisiana-Mississippi corridor along U.S. Route 65 South and Bayou Bartholomew that connects seven rural, Delta […]

Delta communities collaborate with Winrock to shape a prosperous future 

On an unseasonably warm mid-November day in Arkansas, five members of Winrock International’s Board of Directors accompanied a group of U.S.-based senior executives and Winrock program staff on an excursion to a unique destination: the Arkansas Delta. Arkansans know “the Delta” as it’s referred to regionally, but the patchwork of mostly flat, open-field farms and […]

Delta UPSOAR Project Evaluation Report

Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Delta Health Care Service Grant, Winrock International and its consortium, Ozarka College and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, implemented a two-year project that delivered opioid and substance abuse training, education, and awareness to Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, and Stone counties in north-central and northeast […]

Winrock-Led USDA Project to Improve Worker Health in Delta Communities

North Little Rock, Ark. ─ Jan. 31, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $974,978 to improve the health and wellness of the rural workforce in four Arkansas counties that currently experience higher rates of chronic diseases, health risk factors and other health disparities. The USDA Supporting Health Advances for Rural Employees […]

USAID Marks Earth Day with Completion of its Vietnam Forests and Deltas Project

Ho Chi Minh City, April 22, 2021 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted an Earth Day event in Da Lat city to mark the completion of the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project and launch the new USAID Sustainable Forest Management project and […]

DRA and Winrock Extend Delta I-Fund to Help Delta Entrepreneurs Launch Startups

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has awarded Winrock International a $675,785 grant to continue the successful Delta Innovation Fund (I-Fund) program through October 2021. Modeled on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, the I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business training program designed to assist potential start-up companies emerging from universities and communities across the DRA’s eight-state, […]

Delta I-Fund II

With a mission to positively impact communities throughout the eight-state, 252-county territory of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the Delta I-Fund II provides a platform for the creation and launch of high-growth companies, spurring economic development and job creation. The I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business accelerator training program designed to assist teams and potential start-up…

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