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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Economic Recovery

The American Recovery and Reinvestment act (“Recovery Act”) is creating jobs and strengthening the economy. It is making a real difference for families, providing new resources to local governments and business, and helping to end the economic free fall that has gripped the country for more than 18 months.

Our economic problems have been years in the making and they will not be solved overnight – but the Recovery Act has helped pull us back from the brink of disaster and we are headed in the right direction.

Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District
The Recovery Act has committed $138.3 million to MS-02 (as of May 30, 2009). These investments include tax cuts for families and critical funds for new roads and improved highways, improved schools, safer communities, and modernized energy systems. Key funds include:

  • Transportation infrastructure: $39.8 million
  • Education: $40.7million
  • Social Security: $34.3 million
  • Small Business Administration: $1.7million

Federal dollars: $952,595,342
This Congressional District is ranked 34 among districts for all years.
Total number of recipients: 116
Total number of transactions: 610

Mississippi 02 (Bennie G. Thompson)

$952,595,342

                  Top 10 Recipients

 EXECUTIVE OFFICE STATE OF MS

$349,918,244

 MS ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, DIVISION OF MED

$232,013,649

 MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT EDUCATN

$137,021,820

 Mississippi Department of Transportation

$82,662,578

 MISSISSIPPI DEPT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

$31,433,843

 MISSISSIPPI DEPT OF HEALTH

$19,500,000

 MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERV

$15,903,165

 HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

$10,113,156

 JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

$8,184,189

 HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

$4,815,925

                  Recipient Type

Government

$922,438,676

Higher Education

$23,263,407

For Profits

$3,913,684

Nonprofits

$2,542,894

Other

$436,681

Individuals

$0

 

                                                         Top 5 Programs

 84.394

$262,685,523

 93.778: Medical Assistance Program

$232,013,649

 84.397

$87,232,721

 20.205: Highway Planning and Construction

$82,662,578

 84.389

$66,444,245

               Top 5 Agencies Providing Assistance

 EDUCATION, Department of

$489,461,918

 HHS - Health Care Financing Admin. (was Medicare and Medicaid Serv.)

$232,013,649

 DOT - Federal Highway Administration

$82,662,578

 HHS - Administration for Children and Families

$47,337,008

 DOED - Student Financial Assistance Programs

$45,539,121

                     Assistance Type

Other

$453,192,119

Grants and Cooperative Agreements

$406,340,231

Direct Payments (both specified and unrestricted)

$93,062,992

Insurance

$0

Click here to view detailed Recovery Act projects in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District. This list provides an indication of Recovery Act within MS-02 and may not list all projects.

More on Economic Recovery

June 2, 2017 Press Release
 

CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON ANNOUNCES Brownfield Grants Awarded to the Mississippi Second Congressional District

 

BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded six Brownfields grants to entities in the Mississippi Second Congressional District.  The amount awarded totals $1.3 million.