Mississippi Gov.. Tate Reeves, on Thursday, March 23, announced that he signed House Bill 1716, which directs an additional $41 million to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for additional water infrastructure grant funding for municipalities and counties across the state.
“We’re making historic investments into Mississippi’s infrastructure,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “These dollars will go a long way toward bolstering critical water infrastructure needs in every corner of Mississippi. My administration will continue prioritizing infrastructure investment across our state because it will lead to more jobs, stronger supply chains, and a better quality of life for all Mississippians.”
The funding will be directed into the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program.
This additional funding follows the $450 million invested into the grant program last year. The additional funds will ensure that the needs of each grant application from across the state can be met. Counties and municipalities have already submitted applications related to water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure grant funding to MDEQ.HB 1716 can be read in full here.