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August 1, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR: HOMEOWNERS GRANT PROGRAM PASSES $1 BILLION MARK

Governor Haley Barbour said today more than $1 billion in housing recovery assistance has been delivered to thousands of Coast families under a comprehensive homeowners grant program.

 

June 21, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOTAL ALLOCATION OF SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDS

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the full amount of $128 million in federal Social Services Block Grant monies has been allocated and will help many Mississippi families and supporting agencies continue their recovery from Hurricane Katrina


June 21, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR GIVES FIRST COTTAGE KEYS TO BILOXI RESIDENT

Governor Haley Barbour today presented the keys to the first Mississippi Park Model cottage to Biloxi resident Katherine St. Amant, whose Claiborne Street home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina


June 20, 2007

WIRED GRANT TARGETS ADVANCED WORKFORCE TRAINING

A $5 million federal grant to plan, design and create centers for excellence in advanced manufacturing and help Mississippi workers attain higher job skills has been approved

 

June 12, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SEEKS ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION GRANTS

Mississippi is seeking federal approval to pump an additional $150 million into a grant program designed to help local governments rebuild towns ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

 

May 15, 2007

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR TWO SCHOOLS IN HARRISON COUNTY

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the Harrison County School District will receive more than $19 million in federal grants to enhance two schools in the district

 

May 9, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO HELP REVITALIZE COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Governor Haley Barbour today announced approval of more than $97.2 million in grants to help with post-Katrina revitalization projects in 15 coastal communities

 

April 26, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO RESTORE RENTAL HOUSING

Update: $869 Million Distributed to 12,413 Families in Housing Assistance

 

April 26, 2007

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

On the extension of FEMA travel trailer deadline

 

April 3, 2007

WIND POOL RECEIVES $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS

Governor Haley Barbour and Commissioner of Insurance George Dale announced today that the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (MWUA or Wind Pool) has received $30 million in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds

 

March 29, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SIGNS BILL TO AID SMALL BUSINESS

Legislation signed by Governor Haley Barbour will allow more small and mid-sized businesses to qualify for GO Zone tax-exempt bond financing as they build new facilities or expand in Mississippi

 

March 22, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SIGNS ‘WIND POOL’ BILL

Joined by lawmakers and other officials at the Capitol, Governor Haley Barbour today signed a bill designed to help promote the availability of insurance for Mississippi homeowners and businesses, whose premiums skyrocketed after Hurricane Katrina.

 

March 12, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR HANCOCK COUNTY PROJECTS

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that a $271,929 grant to the Hancock County Utility Authority has been approved by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

 

March 6, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR HARRISON COUNTY PROJECTS

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that a $568,500 grant to the Harrison County Utility Authority has been approved by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

 

February 22, 2007

SCOTT TO SERVE AS POLICY ANALYST TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND RENEWAL

Matthew Scott of Jackson has been named public assistance policy analyst

 

January 30, 2007

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR COAST PROJECTS

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that a $224,415 grant to the Jackson County Utility Authority and a $102,700 grant to the Pearl River County Utility Authority have been approved by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

 

January 30, 2007

MCDONALD NAMED DIRECTOR OF GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND RENEWAL

Governor Haley Barbour has named Bryan McDonald to serve as director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Renewal, which is coordinating the state's efforts to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

 

January 24, 2007

HOMEOWNER GRANT PROGRAM DELIVERS 10,000TH CHECK

Mississippi has delivered more than 10,000 grants under an unprecedented program to help homeowners along the Coast recover and rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

 

January 19, 2007

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING PROGRAM

Governor Haley Barbour announced today he has received notification that FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security will extend the Katrina temporary housing program

 

December 21, 2006

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

On meeting emergency housing needs

 

December 20, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR TOUTS HUD APPROVAL OF NEW COMPONENTS IN KATRINA RECOVERY PLAN

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of two new components of Mississippi’s comprehensive Hurricane Katrina recovery program

 

December 14, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR NAMES WOMACK TO HEAD MEMA

Governor Haley Barbour today named Mike Womack of Jackson as Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

November 17, 2006

STATE SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON SECOND PHASE OF HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

Homeowners who did not qualify under the original multibillion-dollar grant program

 

October 24, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES PROJECT TO EXTEND STUDY OF GULF COAST HOUSING NEEDS

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that the National Association of

$18 MILLION IN HURRICANE RECOVERY GRANTS COMMITTED

The Board of Directors of the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund has approved $18 million in grant commitments to aid in the recovery process from the worst natural disaster in American history

 

September 21, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR GULF COAST HOUSING

 

September 21, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES NEW PHASES OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN

Programs Targeted to Low and Moderate Income Homeowners, Renters

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $10 M OF SSBG FUNDS TO HELP COAST HOSPITALS

Governor Haley Barbour today announced he is setting aside $10 million of social service block grant funds to help hospitals along the Mississippi Gulf Coast recruit and retain health care professionals.

 

September 14, 2006

GRANTS APPROVED TO AID LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour and the State Bond Commission today approved grants that will assist local governments in providing essential services

 

September 1, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO RESTORE SOCIAL SERVICES LOST TO KATRINA

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the allocation of more than $17.8 million in social services block grant (SSBG) funds to be used to restore services to hospitals and other social services entities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

 

August 31, 2006

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW HOUSING ON COAST

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today announced that over $10 million of housing tax credits awarded will facilitate construction of housing units on Coast

 

August 25, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR RELEASES “ONE YEAR AFTER KATRINA: PROGRESS REPORT ON RECOVERY, REBUILDING AND RENEWAL”

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the release of the Katrina report, “One Year After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal.”

 

August 17, 2006

HUD APPROVES $100 MILLION FOR COAST PUBLIC HOUSING
More than 2,500 public housing units in South Mississippi were damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Katrina made landfall nearly one year ago. Today, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson approved a $100 million plan to restore these public housing units on at least a “one-to-one basis.”

 

August 11, 2006

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES “WORKING YOUR WAY BACK HOME” PROGRAM

(Biloxi, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today announced the “Working Your Way Back Home” initiative,

(Jackson, Mississippi) — Governor Haley Barbour today announced the award of more than $4 million in Katrina Supplemental Public Facilities Code Enforcement funds for communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

GOVERNOR BARBOUR: STATE WILL PAY 90 PERCENT OF NON-FEDERAL SHARE OF DEBRIS REMOVAL COSTS

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Starting Saturday, the state will pay 90 percent of non-federal costs for removal of dry debris remaining in areas stricken by Hurricane Katrina

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $86.3M OF SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR STATE AGENCIES

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Governor Haley Barbour today announced the allocation of more than $86 million of social services block grant

 

June 23, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $6M GRANT FOR COASTAL FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

(Biloxi, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour announced today the Coastal Family Health Center, headquartered in Biloxi, will receive a $6.1 million grant

 

June 22, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR UPDATES LAWMAKERS ON RECOVERY, REBUILDING AND RENEWAL

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Governor Haley Barbour today distributed the following information to members of the Mississippi Legislature

 

June 20, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF DEBRIS REMOVAL DEADLINE

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to extend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission to finish debris removal

 

June 20, 2006

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ENCOURAGES PUBLIC COMMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE ACTION PLAN

(Jackson, Mississippi)-Governor Haley Barbour is encouraging the public to participate in development of a plan to improve water and sewer services in Mississippi's six southernmost counties.

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS ASIDE $50 MILLION TO REDUCE ‘WIND POOL’ RATE INCREASE

(Biloxi, Mississippi) – Governor Haley Barbour announced today he has set aside $50 million in state-administered federal grants

 

June 6, 2006

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES AWARD OF $14.4 M SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANTS TO RESTORE CHILDCARE PROGRAMS

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today announced the Mississippi Department of Human Services Office for Children and Youth's award

 

June 5, 2006

GOVERNOR BARBOUR URGES HOMEOWNERS WITH HOUSING NEEDS TO REGISTER

(Jackson, MIssissippi) - Governor Barbour is asking low- to moderate-income homeowners who sustained flood damage to their homes due to Hurricane Katrina to register.

 

May 31, 2006

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR AWARDS FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANTS TO MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITIES & STATE AGENCIES

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today awarded $58.25 million in federal grants to aid law enforcement and state agencies in the wake of Katrina.

 

May 30, 2006

HOME BUILDERS WORKSHOP HELD IN BILOXI

Over 500 home builders from Mississippi and across the nation were briefed on opportunities for housing development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

 

May 22, 2006

"GREEN BUILDING IS STORM RESISTANT" WORKSHOP AND TRADESHOW TO BE HELD JUNE 6TH

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is hosting this event to inform decision-makers about the storm-resistant features of sustainable design and technology and to teach participants how to implement these strategies in coastal communities.  Product tradeshow is open to the public.

 

May 18,2006

STATE SEEKS $100 MILLION TO REBUILD COAST PUBLIC HOUSING

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour has asked federal authorities to approve up to $100 million

 

May 10, 2006

HOUSING WORKSHOP FOR BUILDERS TO BE HELD MAY 24TH

Housing workshop will focus on factors that either facilitate or hinder the construction of housing.

 

April 18, 2006                      

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SIGNS BILL CREATING GULF REGIONAL WATER UTILITY AUTHORITY
(Gulfport, Mississippi) – Governor Haley Barbour today signed the Gulf Region Water Utility Authority Act

 

April 13, 2006

MISSISSIPPI BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED FOR HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Today seven Mississippi businesses were recognized by the Small Business Administration for outstanding acts of volunteerism following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

 

April 6, 2006
HUD Approves Homeowner’s Assistance Program
Applications begin on April 17

 

March 7, 2006
Governor Barbour’s Testimony Before U.S. Senate
Governor Discusses Hurricane Recovery Issues

 

January 14, 2006
Gavin Smith’s Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
Director Gavin Smith Discusses Housing Options

 

January 3, 2006
Federal Appropriations for Katrina Recovery
Summary of Hurricane Relief Items in the 2006 Department of Defense Appropriations Act