WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – Eleven Mississippi communities were awarded money for community projects through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.
Senator Roger Wicker and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the state received $409,700 from the grant.
“These USDA Rural Development grants will help fire, police, and public works departments across our state continue to provide essential services,” said Wicker. “These projects will improve the quality of life for thousands of Mississippians.”
The USDA Rural Development grants for Mississippi will support the following projects:
- Town of Ackerman, Choctaw County – $18,600.00 to help purchase a new police vehicle.
- City of Port Gibson, Claiborne County – $17,400.00 to help purchase new fire equipment.
- Town of Friars Point, Coahoma County – $35,100.00 to help purchase two police vehicles.
- Town of Walnut Grove, Leake County – $50,000.00 to help make drainage improvements to the town hall parking lot, as well as the mill and overlay of the town hall parking lot, Ingram Street, and a portion of Cole Avenue. Front Avenue will be paved in front of the public works building.
- Town of Brooksville, Noxubee County – $49,100.00 to help purchase a tractor and equipment for the road department, and a second $30,300.00 grant to help purchase a utility truck and a police car.
- City of Forest, Scott County – $36,500.00 to help purchase two patrol cars.
- Mississippi Delta Community College, Sunflower County – $37,400.00 to help purchase a workforce lineman bucket truck for the Workforce Lineman Training Program.
- City of Hollandale, Washington County – $45,000.00 to help purchase a knuckle-boom loader and a second $50,000.00 grant to help purchase a freightliner chassis to complete city projects.
- City of Leland, Washington County – $40,300.00 to help purchase a fire truck.