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CMPDD Announces Funding for 4 Metro-Area Transportation Alternative Projects

On May 11th, $1.6 million in Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding was awarded to four projects in the Jackson Metro Area by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) through its Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The TA program is a federal-aid transportation program that provides funding through the MPO to local municipalities and counties within the MPO Planning Area for transportation alternative improvements.… Read more.

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CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $1.7 million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Alternatives

On February 9th CMPDD announced the availability of $1.7 million in Federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) program funds for transportation improvements in the metropolitan area which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties.

Project applications for TA funding must be received by the CMPDD by March 31, 2022.… Read more.

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CMPDD Announces Funding for 33 Metro-Area Transportation Projects

A total of $25.4 million in grants has been awarded to 33 projects in the metro Jackson area by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) through its Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

The MPO grants support a wide variety of projects. … Read more.

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FY 2021 Obligated Projects Report Released

As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Jackson region, CMPDD is required by federal regulations to prepare and publish an Annual Listing of Obligated Projects.  The Report details federal funds that have been obligated in the preceding year as a record of project delivery and a progress report for public information. … Read more.

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Southcentral MS Works Workforce Development Area Coordination with Accelerate MS

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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CMMA College Scholarship

CMMA awards senior high school students or undergraduates in college to help cover tuition, books, or fees. Applications are open until February 28, 2022. Students who are in the Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo county areas are eligible to apply.… Read more.

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CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $25.5 Million Available Through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Improvements

In August, CMPDD announced the availability of $25.5 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) funds through the Jackson MPO for transportation improvements in the Jackson Urbanized Area which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. … Read more.

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EDA American Rescue Plan Act Presentation

On August 24th, CMPDD hosted the District’s local elected officials and economic developers for a presentation and discussion on the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $3 billion grant programs provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The attendees were able to attend the event in person or virtually.… Read more.

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Madison County Win Job Center Moves to a New Location

The Madison County WIN Job Center, formerly located on Watford Parkway Drive in Canton has re-located to a new facility at 167 Orchard Lane, North Gluckstadt. The new location offers workforce-related services and connection to training for both job seekers and employers.… Read more.

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ConnectJXN Continues to Develop

The development of ConnectJXN, which will be the City of Jackson’s next Comprehensive Plan, continues to move forward.  A Town Hall Meeting was held in late June at New Horizon Church to present a draft Commitment Statement, Vision, and Framework to the public. … Read more.

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