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Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces $8,653,969 in CBDG Funds Awarded to the State of Mississippi

May 8, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                     Contact: Stephanie Booker

May 8, 2020                                                                                                         601-866-9003

 

Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces $8,653,969 in CBDG Funds Awarded to the State of Mississippi

 

Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $ 8,653,969 through the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) Cares Act Grant.  The CARES Act provided $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  HUD previously announced the first $2 billion in CARES Act funding for CDBG grantees.  This announcement provides the second tranche of $1 billion and is required to be allocated just to state and insular area governments by May 11th. These funds target public health, coronavirus, and housing and economic disruption needs.