Governor Reeves announces new GOMESA project

Governor Tate Reeves visited Diamondhead City Hall to discuss the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act.

New projects funded by GOMESA include $1.2 million for Diamondhead infrastructure, reducing flooding of streets and homes, and improving water quality.

The second project funds nearly $2 million to study local ecosystems, including protecting the sea grass habitat, fish, and beaches.

Governor Reeves describes these environmental investments as smart and wise. “We want people on the Coast to be involved in the decision making of what projects get funded and that’s really been important to me since I’ve been governor. It’s something that we’re going to continue to do as long as I’m governor. Love to do projects that invest in the ecosystem that improves coastal restoration and my point in saying that is these are projects that improve each of those things, but in the long term they are also wise investments.”

$55 million in GOMESA funding is still available. You can apply at dmr.ms.gov/gomesa. The deadline to apply is July 1st, 2022.

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