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State lawmaker filing resolution on Sandy-recovery funding

JACKSON — A Democratic state lawmaker is filing a resolution that urges Mississippi’s entire congressional delegation to support federal spending for Hurricane Sandy recovery. The resolution by Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis isn’t expected to mention Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo by name. But, it’s a rebuke of Palazzo’s vote last week against […] [...]

More counties eligible for post-Isaac disaster assistance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Clarke, George, Greene, Jackson, Lauderdale and Wayne counties in Mississippi as a result of the excessive rain, high […] [...]

MDES, SBA offer assistance to more Isaac-impacted counties

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has added more counties to those eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, and the U.S. Small Business Administration has added another county to those eligible for low-interest loans. The MDES has begun accepting applications for DUA from people living or […] [...]

FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition […] [...]

More disaster assistance centers open for Isaac victims

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened two more Business Recovery Centers, bringing the number of centers to three. These temporary centers are designated to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Isaac. The centers are: • Hancock County — Hancock Chamber of Commerce, […] [...]

Counties now eligible to receive more post-Isaac aid

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — More than two-dozen southern Mississippi counties will receive additional types of reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac storm recovery, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can reimburse 75 percent of the eligible cost to repair road systems and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, […] [...]

Federal lawmakers working to ensure flow of disaster aid

WASHINGTON — Ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Congressional aides are working quietly on a six-month government-funding bill that would prevent a shutdown of the government next month and ensure that the government’s main disaster relief program gets a steady […] [...]

MDES offering unemployment assistance to Isaac victims

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Individuals in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River Counties in Mississippi who were unable to work because of Hurricane Isaac may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced. People who live or work in one of the affected counties and could not work because of […] [...]

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