Water and Sewer
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has created the Gulf Coast Transportation Recovery web page for citizens to keep track of current transportation updates.
MDOT has created a website devoted to the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 Biloxi Bay Bridge between Ocean Springs and Biloxi.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations.
Water and Sewer
The Gulf Region Water and Wastewater Plan is an overall plan to identify water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure needs in the six Gulf Region counties of Hancock, Harrison, George, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone. The purpose of the Plan is to provide infrastructure for long-term growth and recovery in these counties. The Plan will utilize Community Development Block Grant funds appropriated by Congress.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) offers several programs related to water and sewer.
MDEQ has prepared a Funding Matrix of grant and loan programs for drinking water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste projects throughout the state. The matrix provides information on each program, including type of facilities addressed, eligible recipients, terms and conditions, contact information, and funding amounts.
MDEQ’s Drinking Water Systems Improvements Revolving Fund Loan Program provides low interest loans for drinking water improvements projects.
MDEQ’s Emergency Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program provides loans for emergency drinking water projects.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers several water and waste management programs for rural areas and small towns.
The Solid Waste Management Grant Program provides technical assistance and/or training to help rural communities reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources and improve planning and management of solid waste sites.
The Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan Program provides funds used to construct or improve water, wastewater and solid waste facilities.
The Water and Waste Disposal Grant Program provides funds for water, sanitary sewage, solid waste and wastewater facilities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers assistance for the construction and improvement of public facilities, such as water and sewer facilities. The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities. Entitlement cities in Mississippi are Jackson, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Biloxi, Moss Point and Pascagoula.
The State Administered CDBG program provides grants to smaller units of local government that carry out community development activities.