Posts Tagged ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’

Choctaws getting ARRA funds for food distribution

CHOCTAW — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Indian tribal organizations and states operating the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) will receive approximately $1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to purchase equipment and improve facilities needed to provide food assistance. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is included in the […] [...]

SmartSynch gets ARRA-funded project

SmartSynch has been awarded a $3.75-million grant to help manage energy consumption and cost at public facilities around the state, Gov. Haley Barbour announced. The State Energy Program (SEP) funding comes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The project marks the first time Mississippi has launched a coordinated effort to reduce energy consumption […] [...]

USADA releases stimulus funds for 27 states

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $175.8 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment for rural communities in 27 states. To date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced […] [...]

More ARRA funding awarded to Mississippi

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $58.1 million in community facilities projects that are being funded immediately with federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition to the $58.1 million that USDA Rural Development is providing to fund the 104 projects announced today, recipients will invest $41.2 million […] [...]

Water association getting loan

Washington — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $250 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 32 projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment systems for rural towns and communities in 17 states, Guam, and Puerto […] [...]

ECD awarded NMTC funds

Jackson — Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) has been awarded $20 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. ECD is one of 32 Community Development Entities nationwide to receive an award with resources made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The […] [...]

IHL hands out funds to schools

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted and approved the allocation of state appropriated funds within the system. State appropriated funds for FY 2010, which include FY 2009 and FY 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, total nearly $799.2 million. This represents a 1.3 percent increase over the original FY […] [...]

Humphreys’ supes get ARRA funds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of nearly $66.4 million in essential community facilities projects in 33 states, including Mississippi, that are being funded immediately with federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is the third wave of Recovery Act community facilities investments announced by U.S. Department of Agriculture. […] [...]

ARRA funding paying for road work

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee the resurfacing of 5.3 miles of U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg from Edwards Street continuing north to 31st Avenue. The $8.3-million project, fully funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project is scheduled for completion […] [...]

Tanner awarded bridge contract

PERRY COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing reconstruction of the Dickey Creek Bridge on Highway 198 near Beaumont in Perry County. The $1.4-million project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company Inc of Ellisville. Tanner’s crews were scheduled to begin the bridge replacement project last week, with initial clearing work. The project […] [...]

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