The Mississippi Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program (SMLPC) is designed for making grants to small municipalities and limited population counties or natural gas districts to finance projects to promote economic growth in the state. Grants are available to municipalities with a population of 10,000 or less, and counties with a population of 30,000 or less. Eligible projects financed with SMLPC must be publicly owned and include, but not limited to the following items: drainage systems; utilities such as water supply systems and gas supply systems; sewer systems (pipe treatment); transportation facilities directly affecting the site, including roads, bridges, rail lines, or pipelines; marine structures; land purchases and improvements; airfield and airport improvements; acquisition and improvements of buildings. The maximum grant award is $150,000.
Central Mississippi Planning and Development District submitted eight (8) SMLPC applications for the following cities/counties:
|Community Name||Project Description||SMLPC Funds||Matching Funds|
|City of Crystal Springs||City Entrance and Downtown Imp.||$ 145,485||$ -0-|
|Town of Edwards||Multi-purpose Building||150,000||80,000|
|Town of Flora||Street Improvements||148,967||-0-|
|City of Mendenhall||Downtown Improvements||150,000||11,975|
|Town of Pelahatchie||Downtown Improvements||150,000||-0-|
|Town of Puckett||New Fire Station||150,000||-0-|
|City of Raymond||Street and Downtown Improvements||150,000||-0-|
|Yazoo County||Courthouse Improvements||150,000||-0-|
If you have any questions or would like additional information concerning the SMLPC grant program, please contact Mitzi Stubbs at 601-981-1511.