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Government, nonprofit helping landowners restore trees ravaged by Katrina

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The federal government and a nonprofit organization are working to help private landowners restore stands of oaks, cypress and other hardwoods ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina killed or severely damaged about 320 million trees in less than 24 hours when it swept through Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama in August 2005, according […] [...]

Deadline nearing for SBA disaster recovery loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Jan. 30 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. The loans are available from the SBA because of the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred on April 15–28, 2011. Eligible non-critical PNPs located […] [...]

SoS: Be careful with charitable donations

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2011

Tags: charitable giving, charities, nonprofits, philanthropy

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is reminding Mississippians to be smart with their donated dollars this Christmas by checking their charity with the Secretary of State’s Office. “The holidays bring out the best in most people,” says Hosemann. “Unfortunately, it can bring out the worst in some, as well.” Each year, the Secretary […] [...]

Foundation gives $4M to USM for new dormitory

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2011

Tags: charitable giving, charities, construction, dormitories, education, higher education, nonprofits

HATTIESBURG — A private foundation is giving $4 million to the University of Southern Mississippi for a new dormitory. The university announced that it is receiving the gift from the Luckyday Foundation, a group established by Jackson banker Frank Day before he died in 1999. The $4 million will be used to build Luckyday Citizenship […] [...]

SBA assistance available to flood victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of flooding that occurred from April 15-July 1, 2011. “When the Secretary of Agriculture issues […] [...]

Private nonprofits in line for SBA disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that provide non-critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available in Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties in Mississippi […] [...]

SBA offering disaster recovery assistance to PNPs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that provide services of a governmental nature might be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. The loans are available following a President Obama’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, high […] [...]

College gets $350K for scholarships, equipment

by Wally Northway Published: January 17,2011

Tags: education, healthcare, higher education, nonprofits, scholarships

HATTIESBURG — The Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg recently gave $350,000 to Pearl River Community College for scholarships and dental hygiene equipment. The grant will be used to further the education of students living in the eight counties served by the foundation, said executive director Bill Ray. “They are usually students who stay at home and […] [...]

MCHS to build group home, training facility

by Wally Northway Published: September 1,2010

Tags: adoptions, children, children's services, non-profit organizations, nonprofits, workforce training

HARRISON COUNTY — Gov. Haley Barbour has awarded Mississippi Children’s Home Services (MCHS) a $3-million grant to develop a Long Term Workforce Housing Program as part of a Katrina Community Development Block Grant secured byBarbour shortly after Hurricane Katrina. This grant will support the building of a new Gulf Coast group home and vocation training […] [...]

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