JACKSON — Nine projects in the Mississippi Delta have received almost $3.6 million in federal, public and private money.
The total costs for each project range from $46,100 to fix a levee around Tunica’s sewer lagoon to $750,000 to bring the Holly Springs sewer lagoon up to state standards.
Other projects include preparing the site and buying equipment for a primary health care center in Coldwater, bringing the Lake Hazel Dam up to state standards, and renovating a city-owned building in Indianola for lease to a grocery store.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that the investments are expected to help create and retain 130 jobs. About $1.3 million in federal money is coming through the Delta Regional Authority States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.
Nearly $2.3 million is in public and private investment.
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