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MDOT gives update on projects

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued updates on projects in the Delta and Central Mississippi. Delta projects are: • Highway 8 in Bolivar/Sunflower counties — This project is a grade, drain and bridge project that will eventually connect U.S. 61 and U.S. 49 West with four-lanes between Cleveland and Ruleville. This project was awarded to ...

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MDA to provide stimulus training

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Beginning in September, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will host Stimulus Opportunities Workshops, a series of workshops designed to provide pertinent information about funding opportunities available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). 
 The first series of workshops will focus on the Build America Bonds and Recovery Zone Bonds programs. Recently, the U.S. ...

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CARS applications exceed $2.8B

WASHINGTON — The CARS program came to a close Tuesday night with nearly 700,000 clunkers taken off the roads, replaced by far more fuel efficient vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Rebate applications worth $2.877 billion were submitted by the 8 p.m. deadline, under the $3 billion provided by Congress to run the program. Cars made in ...

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Local projects get stimulus money

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 $1.47 billion for water and ...

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Demand crashes CARS filings

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has extended the automobile dealers’ deadline to apply for CARS, or “Cash for Clunkers” because of an overloaded web site. The deadline for actually completing sales (7 p.m. yesterday) was unchanged “Due to an overwhelming demand on the CARS computer system, the deadline for automobile dealers to file applications for rebates has ...

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ARRA training classes offered

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Prime recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will have the opportunity to attend five training sessions designed to educate on the reporting requirements to the federal government under Section 1512 of the ARRA. The training is designed for an entity that is subject to submitting the specially mandated reports to the federal reporting web ...

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SBA program enhanced by ARRA

WASHINGTON — With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding an additional $50 million for loans and $24 million for technical assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is expanding its Microloan program and increasing access to capital for small businesses across the country. The program is shifting to funding provided under the ARRA now that it has exhausted ...

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Stimulus project goes to N.J. firm

JACKSON — Skanska USA Building, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., has been awarded its first fully funded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contracts. One of those contracts if for the renovation and modernization of the Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building in Jackson. The 15-story, 400,420-square-foot renovation and modernization project is worth $60 million, will begin its fast-track, design-assist program in ...

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Stimulus funds design-build project

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has selected a design-build contractor to oversee a bridge-widening project along Interstate 59 in Pearl River County. The $10-million project was awarded to T. L. Wallace Construction Company Inc of Columbia. MDOT District Six area engineer Kelly Castleberry said that awarding the project with the design-build process allows for design ...

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Hood: Beware of CARS scams

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers of potential scams associated with the new federal incentive program CARS. The CAR Allowance Rebate System (CARS), also referred to as Cash for Clunkers, is a $1-billion federal government program designed to help consumers buy or lease a more environmentally-friendly vehicles from a participating dealer when they trade in a less ...

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