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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.
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.
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.
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.
CMPDD’s Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver program provides Case Management (CM) and Home Delivered Meal (HDM) services to Medicaid eligible elderly and/or disabled recipients who desire to remain in their home setting. The Registered Nurse and Licensed Social Worker work together as a team to coordinate all approved Waiver services and conduct monthly home visits to assure the approved services are meeting the clients’ needs.… Read more.
Every five (5) years CMPDD, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is responsible for developing a comprehensive long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan that identifies the needs of the transportation system in the metro-area (Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties) for the next 25 years.… Read more.
The Area Agency on Aging of CMPDD is now accepting proposals for fiscal year 2020 for the following services:
Adult Day Care, Congregate meals, Home-Delivered meals, Homemaker, Information & Referral, Legal Assistance, Ombudsman, Outreach, Respite, and Transportation.
Click the following link for the RFPs.… Read more.
In February, the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved $32.7 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion and improving the safety and efficiency of the regional transportation system. The STBG program is a federal-aid transportation program that provides funding through the MPO to local municipalities and counties for transportation improvements in the urbanized area.… Read more.
Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has announced the 2019 round of State’s Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) investments. SEDAP investments may be used to fund projects for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development (with focus on entrepreneurship), and workforce development. In Central Mississippi, the SEDAP program is only open to public and non-profit entities in the DRA-designated counties.… Read more.