The state of Mississippi is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to the action plan for using Hurricanes Zeta and Ida Community Development Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The proposed action plan amendment includes changes to the previously approved federally funded programs that support the state’s long-term recovery from storm damages. Hurricane Zeta supplemental funds will be evenly split between the two HUD designated locations of Harrison County and the city of Moss Point in Jackson County. Hurricane Ida funds are designated for stormwater infrastructure in Moss Point and a watershed mitigation study for Jackson County.
Action Plan Amendment One published by the Mississippi Development Authority sets forth the analysis of the unmet needs remaining from Hurricanes Zeta and Ida. It establishes programs that will continue to address long-term recovery and restoration in Harrison and Jackson counties. It also provides the criteria for eligibility for those programs. Action Plan Amendment One may be viewed at https://msdisasterrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Final-Draft-Action-Plan-Amendment-One-3.6.2023.pdf
HUD has allocated $8,214,000 in supplemental CDBG-DR Hurricane Zeta funds and $13,900,000 in new CDBG-DR Hurricane Ida funds. The funds will be administered by MDA.
A public hearing regarding Action Plan Amendment One will be held on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at Moss Point City Hall located at 4320 McInnis Ave., Moss Point, MS 39563.
Action Plan Amendment One is open for public comment until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Comments can be submitted through the MDA Disaster Recovery website at www.msdisasterrecovery.com; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to Mississippi Development Authority, Attn: Disaster Recovery, P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205; or faxed to 601-576-2506.