Community and Economic Development

The CMPDD recognizes one of its main responsibilities is to improve infrastructure, living environments, and economic well-being in all municipalities and counties. Whether it is water and wastewater improvements, a new playground or industrial park, the CMPDD assists member governments address these needs through various funding opportunities, the provision of vital data, and the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Further, the CMPDD serves as the Economic Development District, as designated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), and provides on-the-ground, in-the-community assistance to its member governments as it relates to EDA. The District serves in a similar role for the Delta Regional Authority.

The District also provides multiple sources of aid to counties and cities with the financing of public buildings.  Utilizing State law, CMPDD has established a public improvement company to assist governments with a lease purchase plan.

The CMPDD offers assistance with the following Community Development programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP)
Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP Loan)
Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF)
Small Municipal and Limited Population Counties (SMLPC) (State Funds)

The CMPDD offers assistance with the following Economic Development programs:
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
CDBG Economic Development
DRA State Economic Development
Economic Development Highway (EDH)

The CMPDD offers additional technical assistance with the following programs:
Brownfield Assessment Program

For additional information, please contact Amy Smith or Lindsay Sellers at (601) 981-1511.

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