Posts Tagged ‘grants’

Researcher sentenced for wire fraud in grant scheme

GULFPORT — A researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles has been sentenced in Gulfport to probation and restitution in a wire-fraud case. Prosecutors said Michael D. Pottenger of Santa Monica, Calif., accepted a grant of nearly $100,000 that he wasn’t eligible to receive. The Sun Herald reports Pottenger received three years’ probation […] [...]

State hoping for grant to build preschool system

JACKSON — Parents would receive matching funds to send their children to better preschools. Preschool teachers would receive financial incentives to enhance their education. Those are just two elements of a proposal to improve early child education in the state if Mississippi is awarded up to $50 million in the federal Race to the Top […] [...]

City gets grant to build new EOC headquarters

OXFORD — The Oxford Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a $750,000 grant from FEMA to build a new Emergency Operations Center in Oxford. The project is estimated to take about 18 months to complete and should be finished in the summer of 2013. The grant was awarded through a competitive process based on how […] [...]

MEMA issues advisory on storm shelter grant program

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging disaster victims to use caution if contacted by the National Storm Shelter Registry with offers of grant funds available to help fund the installation of a safe room. MEMA is not affiliated with this program or similar non-FEMA safe room grant programs. MEMA offered disaster survivors […] [...]

Port gets grant for new security training, equipment

by Published: August 8,2011

Tags: grants, law enforcement, ports, security

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says a $358,485 federal port security grant will provide new training and new equipment to monitor and protect critical business near the Pascagoula port. Byrd tells The Mississippi Press that he applied for the grant because deputies patrol the port, Chevron, Mississippi Phosphate and Ingalls Shipyard. The grant […] [...]

Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical […] [...]

BancorpSouth, FHLB Dallas offering grants

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank recently joined with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) to provide a $175,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to the Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) in Tupelo to provide low-income, first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing costs assistance. NDC has offered financial and educational support for low-income, first-time […] [...]

FAA awards grant for Tupelo runway extension

TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport is getting some financial assistance for its runway extension. The Federal Aviation Administration is providing a $544,079 grant to go to the design of the extension and a wildlife hazard assessment to identify type and population of animals near the airport and their activities. The airport plans to lengthen the […] [...]

Delta airport lands FAA grant for new terminal

TUNICA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a $1.01-million grant to support the construction of a new terminal building at the Tunica Municipal Airport. The FAA grant is for Phase 1B of construction for the new terminal building, which is designed to support scheduled passenger service, as well as existing charter service and […] [...]

FEMA approves wind-retrofitting grant for Coast homeowners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the approval of a $22-million grant to assist eligible homeowners in Mississippi’s coastal counties in retrofitting their homes to withstand destructive winds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s request for federal funding to support […] [...]

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