Mississippi Development Authority (MDA)
07/15/19 4:00 PM MDA Time
Grants to Mississippi small municipalities, limited population counties, and natural gas districts for public building improvements and infrastructure. Funding is intended to promote growth and economic development in small communities across the state. Priority will be given to projects that promote private job creation and capital investment.
The mission of MDA is “To foster a strong state economy and vibrant communities through innovation, use of talent and resources to improve our citizens’ lives.” The intent of the program is to stimulate growth and economic development in small communities throughout the State. The selection process will provide priority consideration to those applications that directly relate to the agency mission of fostering a strong economy and vibrant communities. MDA will prioritize applications that promote private sector permanent, non-construction job creation and/or retention and promote private sector capital investment.
Eligible projects must be publicly owned and adhere to program selection priorities.
- Priority #1: Economic Development Improvements- Projects that lead to growth of the state and local economy through private capital investment, new and improved jobs, and trade for Mississippi made products and services. Examples: Industrial Park improvements, spec buildings, etc.
- Priority #2: Community Development Improvements- Projects that improve public infrastructure to indirectly benefit business and industry location and expansion in the local community. Examples: Main Street Infrastructure such as water, sewer, roads and sidewalks, Tourism assets, etc.
- Priority #3: Public Improvements- Projects that improve public infrastructure that enhance the quality of life for the local community. Examples: General water, sewer and road improvements.
GrantWatch ID#: 172434
Up to $150,000.
All funded projects are required to enter the construction phase within 12 months of the award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications can be mailed to:
Mississippi Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Community Services Division
Post Office Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205
Steve Hardin, Director, Community Services
MDA Community Development Bureau
Community Services: (601)359-9322
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