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.
Applications must be received by CMPDD by October 27, 2021, and must include proposed projects located on an existing or projected street functionally classified by the MPO as an urban collector, minor arterial, or principal arterial roadway. Applications will be reviewed and graded based upon the evaluation criteria for each application category. The MPO anticipates announcing funding awards for projects ranked the highest during the evaluation process in February 2022.
Local jurisdictions with applications selected for funding can receive up to 80% in federal MPO grant funds for construction costs. Local jurisdictions are required to provide a minimum 20% in local matching funds. The only exception to the 20% local match requirement is for safety improvements. Some safety improvement projects may be eligible for 100% federal grant funding.
The MPO’s last call for projects took place in 2018 when the MPO awarded $32.6 million to 31 projects across the metro area.
For more information about the Jackson MPO or the call for projects please visit the Jackson MPO page.