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Mississippi Recovery Fact Sheet - Tracks key recovery indicators, including FEMA assistance and state housing programs


One Year After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal


Two Years After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal


Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal Final Report: 

After Katrina: Building Back Better Than Ever


Mississippi Renewal Forum hosted by the Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, & Renewal:

Summary Report: Recommendations for Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

A Pattern Book for Rebuilding Gulf Coast Neighborhoods

Final Team Reports


Long-Term Community Recovery Plans - Adopted by local governments, these plans identify rebuilding and restoration projects in the areas of housing, economic development, infrastructure, public services and facilities, and emergency services:


Grant Matrix -  Lists funding opportunities for a wide-range of needs, such as health care, education, infrastructure and the arts.  Provides details for each grant, including guidelines, eligible applicants, funding amounts, deadlines and contact information.


Home Builders Workshop, May 24, 2006, Biloxi, MS

Powerpoint Presentation, GO Zone Summary, Summary Report on Building Performance




2005 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 109-148,, Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006


2006 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006


2007 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 110-28, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007


Senate Bill No. 2943 - Mississippi Gulf Coast Region Utility Act (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill No. 1406 - Requiring certain counties to enforce certain building code requirements (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill 1323 - Authorizing rebuilding of destroyed residential structures regardless of lot size. (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill 1500 - Mississippi Economic Growth and Redevelopment Act of 2007 (2007 Regular Session)


House Bill 1390 - To amend the Mississippi Small Enterprise Development Act to include small and mid-sized businesses. (2007 Regular Session)