$85 Million for Mississippi Recovery

Staff | September 28, 2010

More than $85 million has been awarded for Hurricane Katrina recovery projects in Hancock County, MS. The funds are composed of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which are administered through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). These awards represent the county and municipalities' top submitted priorities, including $37 million to construct a new jail and justice court, as well as construction of a new Emergency Operations Center. More awards are likely in the near future:

  • Hancock County, $37.5 million, Jail/Justice Court
  • Hancock County, $25 million, awarded to Department of Environmental Quality
  • City of Bay St. Louis, $4.2 million, City Hall and City Hall Annex
  • City of Bay St. Louis, $1.46 million, Senior Citizens Center
  • Hancock County, $1 million, Emergency Operations Center
  • Hancock County, $3.5 million, Health and Human Services Facility
  • City of Waveland, $7.48 million, Central Fire Station
  • City of Waveland, $5.83 million, Public Safety Center/Police Department.