Ensuring Mississippi’s Outdoor Legacy SCORP Survey

Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District is serving on the Task Force for updating Mississippi’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). WHAT IS A SCORP? Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan The purpose of the Plan: 5-year outlook of the state’s recreation supply demands and needs To gather and identify the demands, needs,…

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Big change could be coming to Vieux Marche in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – The Biloxi City Council will consider hiring the South Mississippi Development District to conduct a $50,000 study on downtown restoration. A key component will be a big change at Vieux Marche. Howard Ave. is one of the primary streets running through downtown Biloxi. Once eastbound traffic…

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Recreational Trails Program Funding Cycle

Start Date: December 8, 2016 Close Date: March 9, 2017 It is with pleasure the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks – Outdoor Recreation Grants Division (ORG) opens the Mississippi Recreational Trails Program 2017 Funding Cycle.  The program provides 80/20 matching grants for recreational trails. The program funds non-motorized…

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FEMA Assistance Available to Flood Victims

FEMA assistance available to homeowners, renters and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding that began March 9th in the following counties: Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica, Washington and Wayne.  This means that homeowners, renters and business owners in these counties can apply for…

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Recreational Trails Program Funding Cycle

Announcement Recreational Trails Program Funding Cycle Start Date: December 11, 2015 Close Date: March 10, 2016 The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks – Outdoor Recreation Grants Division (ORG) opens the Mississippi Recreational Trails Program 2016 Funding Cycle.    Applicants are potentially eligible for the 80:20 matching grants offered through…

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