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Cochran questions proposed chronic disease grants

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services to explain how plans to create a chronic disease grant program would benefit rural states like Mississippi that might not have the resources to effectively compete for the new grants. Cochran serves on the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee ...

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MDAC accepting specialty crop grant applications

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is now accepting proposals for Mississippi’s FY 2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to solely enhance the competitiveness of Mississippi’s specialty crop industry. Projects funded through the program must address at least one of the following priority areas: research; promotion/marketing; education/training; or, food safety/product handling. ...

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DHA awards grants to five Delta organizations

STONEVILLE — Delta Health Alliance (DHA) has awarded grants to five Delta organizations bringing health education and services to residents of all ages in seven Delta counties. Two projects receiving funding will focus on women’s health. Delta State University will receive $30,000 to fund the SMART project in Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties. Women’s health is also the focus of ...

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Center gets stimulus funds for solar panels

OXFORD — A renewable energy grant from the Mississippi Development Authority is helping the University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence lead the way in using solar power. When the center is complete in spring 2011, the building will feature 414 photovoltaic solar panels, making it the largest roof-mounted, solar power complex in Mississippi. “That’s basically the entire roof,” said ...

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County misses deadline for rescue boat grant

WARREN COUNTY — A new search-and-rescue boat for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department will have to wait until next year. The Vicksburg Post reports the deadline has passed to match a state grant for a 25- to 30-foot speed boat, along the lines of what the Coast Guard uses. Because of budget constraints, Sheriff Martin Pace says he’ll apply for ...

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VT Halter, Northrop getting federal funds

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding have received a total of $21 million from the Department of Defense for upgrades. Halter Marine is receiving $8.4 million for infrastructure improvements at its Pascagoula shipyard, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The improvements include shipyard paving, utility improvements, crane rail extensions and the procurement of additional crawler ...

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State receiving federal funds for broadband

JACKSON — Mississippi will use part of a $5 million federal grant to create a nonprofit group that will try to increase high-speed Internet access through broadband. Gov. Haley Barbour’s office announced the grant in a news release today. It said the state will use the federal money to collect and verify the availability, speed and location of broadband statewide. ...

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'High-risk' schools getting $10.9M in federal funding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has been selected to take part in a five-year effort to improve education in “high-need” schools by developing a performance-based compensation system, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). MDE was selected through the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition to receive more than $10.9 million for a ...

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HUD awards $5M-plus in grants to two cities

MOSS POINT and JACKSON — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that Jackson and Moss Point will receive more than $5 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing. HUD’s annual funding will also help find homes for individuals and families living on the streets and provide permanent housing for individuals living HIV/AIDS. The City ...

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MDA awards last of renewable energy grants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently announced 11 grants in the second round of awards under the Market Transformation and Technology Deployment: Renewable Energy Projects grant program. The program, a part of the State Energy Program (SEP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was designed to offer grants to projects that deploy ...

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