grants

MS Legislature awards the City of Gautier over $6M

The Mississippi Legislature awarded $6.1 million in funding for projects in Gautier. Various improvements will soon be under construction in Gautier. Over two million is going to their sewer rehabilitation project which will improve water quality, protect…

Mississippi senators announced $5 million in grants

Today U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith with U.S. Representative Michael Guest welcomed the award of more than $5.26 million to boost rural telemedicine and distance learning capabilities across Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural…

MDEQ awards $75,000 grant to Harrison County

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Harrison County a solid waste assistance grant of $75,000 that will be used by the county for a household hazardous waste program. MDEQ Executive Director Chris Wells says the solid…

Businesses getting boost from Coast Chamber of Commerce grant program

Some local businesses are getting a much-needed boost thanks to grants given out by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. While the chamber’s fundraising capabilities have been limited, the assistance they’re providing South Mississippi businesses is still going strong…

Governor Reeves updates on grant programs

Governor Tate Reeves provided an update from the legislature this afternoon regarding the first round of the CARES Act assistance for small businesses. Reeves went on to say that it is unfair that the nationwide crisis and the cost of…

Wells Fargo donates to Biloxi nonprofit

Wells Fargo representatives were in Biloxi today to present one organization with a big gift. Community and education leaders were on hand at the Lopez School for the presentation of an $80,000 check to Biloxi’s Excel by 5 organization. The…

Governor appoints $5.9M to Biloxi waterfront plans

The City of Biloxi waterfront could see some major upgrades in the future thanks to Governor Phil Bryant. Governor Bryant has directed $5.9 million for Biloxi’s waterfront plan. These two grants are part of the governor’s 2019 Gulf of Mexico…

United Way of South Mississippi awards 11 grants

United Way of South Mississippi has awarded nearly a dozen community impact grants totaling $650,000 to local organizations today. The grants are funded through workplace campaigns like Hancock Whitney Bank, who raised more than $50,000 through last year’s efforts. Here…

$99,000 in STEM grants to local schools

It was an exciting day for many local schools as they received STEM grants from Huntington Ingalls Industries. For the past 11 years, Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarding grants to local schools for STEM projects. This year they awarded…

Endangered species habitats awarded new grants

The endangered dusky gopher frog, gopher tortoise, and many other threatened species in Mississippi depend on each other to survive. The rare species make their home inside the Desoto National Forest. Thanks to new funds from the National Fish and…

$2.3 million in projects underway in Diamondhead

The City of Diamondhead received several grants that will go toward drainage and recreation projects. More than two million dollars will go toward safer school bus routes, better lighting at intersections, a city hall fitness trail and more. The city…

Ingalls Awards STEM Grants

Ingalls Shipbuilding awards over $100,000 in STEM grants to 28 schools in Mississippi and Alabama. Teachers from schools in Harrison, Jackson, and Hancock counties accepted checks ranging from $700 to $5,000 earlier this morning. The money will benefit science, technology,…

Mississippi Receives Advanced Placement Grants

Mississippi receives federal advanced placement grants in an effort to boost college and career readiness for historically underserved students. The state will receive nearly $190,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help low income families pay for…