Coast city to repay BP grant funding for Ocean Expo
Published: December 4,2013
D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville must refund more than $1 million of a $3-million BP grant awarded to cover some of the expense of bringing Ocean Expo aquarium to the city.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality administered the grant for BP. The agency has spent nine months reviewing the circumstances that led to the firing of city manager Michael Janus and his indictment on federal corruption charges.
On Jan. 28, MDEQ issued a stop-work order, a day after an article in the Sun Herald revealed discrepancies in the grant process.
MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur said the contract expired Nov. 1 and D’Iberville must return the $843,000 in unspent money plus the $300,000 hold-back MDEQ retained as part of the contract.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver's licenses
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate