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Congressman Thompson Announced $3,348,860 in Delta Regional Authority Funds

September 17, 2020
Press Release

 

BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the Delta Regional Authority has awarded  $3,348,860 investment for 12 Mississippi projects awarded through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) and Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF).

The following projects were funded by CIF:

Project

Amount

Purpose

Ceres Site B Access Road Construction | Vicksburg, MS

DRA Investment: $256,500

 

The Warren County Port Commission will use DRA funds to construct an industrial access road to Site B in the Ceres Industrial Park.

Cleveland Phase II Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project | Cleveland, MS

DRA Investment: $1,014,000

 

The City of Cleveland will use DRA funds to construct a sanitary sewer system project to improve services to residents.  This investment is projected to affect 4,460 families. 

Emergency Response and Training Station | Greenwood, MS

DRA Investment: $250,000

 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will use DRA funds to construct an Emergency Response Station and training hub at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport for the medically underserved Mississippi Delta residents.  This investment is projected to retain 15 jobs and train 1,200 individuals. 

 

The following projects were funded by SEDAP:

Project

Amount

Purpose

Fayette Sewer Improvements | Fayette, MS

DRA Investment: $140,350

 

The City of Fayette will use DRA funds to extend water and sewer service to the Highway 61/Highway 553 intersection and to recruit new businesses to the area.  This investment is projected to affect 524 families.

Sanitary Sewer Extension - Copiah County Industrial Park | Hazlehurst, MS

DRA Investment: $241,350

 

Copiah County will use DRA funds to rehabilitate a pump station and extend a sanitary sewer to improve services to residents and businesses.  This investment is projected to retain 111 jobs. 

Electrical Lineworker Training Facility Construction | Goodman, MS

DRA Investment: $256,500

 

Holmes Community College will use DRA funds to construct a new electrical lineman training facility and emergency preparedness staging area.  This investment is projected to train 150 individuals. 

Grenada County Access Road | Grenada, MS

 

DRA Investment: $319,315

 

Grenada County will use DRA funds to construct an access road to Highway 51 to be used primarily by lumber trucks.  This investment is projected to create 40 new jobs. 

Drew/Mississippi Delta Online Grocery Delivery Program | Drew, MS

DRA Investment: $167,498

 

The City of Drew will use DRA funds to renovate and reconfigure the Senator Robert L. Crook Armory building to improve grocery services to residents.  This investment is projected to create two jobs. 

Sardis 2020 Downtown Sewer Improvements | Sardis, MS

DRA Investment: $85,000

The Town of Sardis will use DRA funds to rehabilitate approximately 500 feet of water lines, sewer lines, and streets in the downtown area to improve services to residents and businesses.  This investment is projected to affect 769 families.

Friars Point 2020 Sewer Improvements | Friars Point, MS: 

DRA Investment: $184,531

 

The Town of Friars Point will use DRA funds to rehabilitate two sewer lift stations to improve services to residents and businesses.  This investment is projected to affect 460 families.

Coahoma County Saf-T-Cart Industrial Building Expansion Project | Clarksdale, MS

DRA Investment: $177,720

 

Coahoma County will use DRA funds to purchase needed permanent equipment for a county-owned facility to expand business operations.  This investment is projected to create 25 new jobs and retain 89 jobs. 

Charleston 2020 Water Well Project | Charleston, MS 

DRA Investment: $256,096

The City of Charleston will use DRA funds to rehabilitate the water well and elevated tank serving the City’s Industrial Park.  This investment is projected to affect 736 families.