Housing

The economic development program for the State of Mississippi is designed to meet the most pressing needs of people and communities that were most impacted by the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Impact is not limited to physical destruction but also includes an immediate need for jobs as a result of the permanent relocation of displaced people.  The purpose of this program category is to assist local governments affected by Hurricane Katrina to provide infrastructure to support economic development. The funds will be given in the form of grants and loans that will be used for economic development purposes.

 Program Status:  On-going

 

Amendment 4 - Partial Action Plan Economic Development & Community Revitalization
Amendment 4 Modification #1 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation and Establishment of Tourism Program
Modification #11 HAP Funding Reallocation
Modification #14 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 1 Modification #4 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Modification #17 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #2 (Substantial) Construction of Employment Training Facilities
Amendment 4 Modification #3 (Substantial) Hancock Co Job Generation Fund
Amendment 4 Modification #4 (Substantial) Reopening of Go Zone Program
Amendment 4 Modification #5 (Non-Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #6 (Technical) Funding Reallocation #1
Amendment 4 Modification #7 (Technical) Funding Reallocation #1
Amendment 4 Modification #7 (Technical) Reallocate Uncommitted Economic Development Funds to the Go Zone Program 
Amendment 4 Modification #6 (Technical) Funding Reallocation #2
Amendment 4 Modification #7 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 6 Modification #5 (Substantial) English Spanish Vietnamese Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #8 (Technical) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #8 (Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #9 (Technical) English Spanish Vietnamese Funding Reallocation
Amendment 2 Modification #3 (Substantial) English Spanish Vietnamese Funding Reallocation - The public comment period opened on October 14, 2016, and closed on October 28, 2016.
Amendment 4 Modification #10          Technical (Non-Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 4 Modification #12 (Non-Substantial) Funding Reallocation

MDA established a $5 million program to fund the establishment and operation of a Katrina Fraud Prevention and Investigation team to be managed by the office of the State Auditor. This team investigates instances of fraud identified during the application review and eligibility process. It also investigates suspected fraud related to rebuilding efforts in general within the disaster area.

Program Status: On-going

Initial Action Plan  
Modification #18 (Technical) OSA Grant Modification 1-9-12
Amendment 4 Modification #11 (Substantial) English Spanish Vietnamese Funding Reallocation

Due to the significant amount of construction taking place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the need to adequately plan and inspect construction activities, MDA established a grant pool for grants to local governments in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Jackson counties for costs of additional permitting and building inspector officials for one year. MDA published a program of grant assistance to local governments. Applications were evaluated based on current staffing levels, anticipated workloads and projected staffing levels to meet those workloads as well as needs throughout the coastal counties.  This qualifies as a public service activity. This activity meets the national objective criteria of benefiting low/mod persons to the extent that the inspections and assistance is given to low/mod households. All other households above low mod/levels meet the national objective of urgent need.

Program Status:  Complete

Initial Action Plan  
Modification #10  Local Government Building Inspector and Permitting Assistance
Amendment 4 Modification #5 (Non-Substantial) Funding Reallocation
Amendment 6 Modification #5 (Substantial) English Spanish Vietnamese Funding Reallocation

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