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CMPDD Releases The Proposed 2045 Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan

After a two-year planning process, CMPDD is pleased to announce the release of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) Proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  Metropolitan Planning Organizations, like the Jackson MPO, are required by Federal law to update their long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan at least every five years. … Read more.

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CMPDD’s Medicaid Waiver Program Update

The Elderly & Disabled Medicaid Waiver (E&D Waiver) is a statewide program designed to provide in-home assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. Beneficiaries must be 21 years of age or older. They must qualify by either SSI Medicaid or 300% of SSI Medicaid.… Read more.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Virtual Workshop

The District’s State Health Insurance Program hosted its first virtual Medicare Open Enrollment workshop on September 22, 2020. Eating well, exercising regularly, and selecting the right health care coverage are all a part of living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the basics of how Medicare works can help seniors navigate through the various advantage plans and understand the programs traditional benefits and expenses.… Read more.

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CMPDD is accepting comments on the long-range 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

After a 2-year planning process, the Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD) is pleased to release the proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for public review and comment.  The comment period will remain open through November 2, 2020. 

The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a required planning document that reflects a comprehensive blueprint of the Jackson Urbanized Area’s transportation system needs over the next 25-years. … Read more.

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Adult Protective Services Responds During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With seniors and adults with disabilities being isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic, many are falling victim to abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation by family members or others with access to them (or their funds). During this time, mandated reporters of abuse such as in-home workers, medical providers, and bank personnel are not available to observe and report suspected maltreatment to Adult Protective Services (APS).… Read more.

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Workforce Response to COVID-19 Disaster

As we are all aware, COVID-19 has taken center stage for the past several months and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In addition, it will certainly impact the way we work, learn, and live going forward.… Read more.

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Serving our Seniors during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to state mandates and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s Area Agency on Aging had to figure out how to transition services normally provided in congregate meal sites to the senior’s homes. Decisions had to be made on how to transport clients to the grocery stores and medical appointments while adhering to the social distancing mandate.… Read more.

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COVID19 Challenges for Southcentral MS Works Workforce Development Area

COVID-19 has presented many problems and challenges for area employers and businesses, and certainly for our citizens.  Food service businesses have laid off workers and are only able to provide take-out service.  Many other businesses have closed or drastically curtailed what they are able to do, not only to help their employees, but in terms of serving individuals in our communities who are suffering as well. … Read more.

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CMPDD’s Medicaid Waiver Program Update

The CMPDD Medicaid Waiver team has been working diligently on the Elderly and Disabled (E & D) Waiver Program.  The E & D Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries who are 21 years of age or older.  … Read more.

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CMPDD’s Role in Workforce

In accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the State of Mississippi is divided into local workforce development areas for the purpose of carrying out the programs funded under the Act. The Act promotes local planning and service delivery as the best mechanism for identifying and meeting workforce skill gaps and needs.… Read more.

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