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Economic Development Program - Amendment 4 Modification #11 (Substantial) 

Posted February 20, 2017 

 

The Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division (MDA DRD) is posting the Economic Development Program Amendment 4 Modification #11 (Substantial) Program Funding Reallocation for public comment.

View Amendment 4 Modification #11 in English, Spanish or Vietnamese

The public comment period closes on March 5, 2017. 

 

Gulf Coast Regional Infrastructure Program - Amendment 2 Modification #3 

Updated November 8, 2016  - The public comment period closed on October 28, 2016. 

 

October 14, 2016

The Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division (MDA DRD) is posting the Gulf Coast Regional Infrastructure Program Amendment 2 Modification #3 (Substantial) Program Funding Reallocation for public comment.

View Amendment 2 Modification #3 in English, Spanish or Vietnamese

The public comment period closes on October 28, 2016. 

 

Governor Bryant Presents Excellence in Government Award to MDA's Disaster Recovery Division 

Governor Phil Bryant presented the Excellence in State Government Award to the Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division in recognition of excellence and innovation in public service.

The Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB) was authorized by the Mississippi Legislature to establish the Excellence in Government Awards program, and the inaugural award was given in 2012 to encourage the development of innovative systems of public administration.

MSPB Executive Director Deanne Mosley said, “The Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division...demonstrated a commitment to innovation, efficiency, and financial accountability. MSPB is honored to join Governor Bryant in recognizing their outstanding efforts to serve our State with excellence.”

The recipient of the Excellence in State Government Award is the Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division. This division administered programs and oversaw funding from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After Hurricane Katrina, MDA was the recipient of $5.4 billion in recovery aid for the State. In response, MDA established the Disaster Recovery Division, an internal group of 58 employees, to administer and oversee the usage of the funds. The DRD was responsible for project management, compliance, environmental issues, fair housing, legal casework, financial assistance, and contracting. The programs developed and administered by DRD resulted in almost 40,000 repaired or restructured housing units, almost 6,000 new jobs, more than 200 restored public facilities, and new hardened water and wastewater infrastructure. The DRD has been nationally recognized as a model for best practices in disaster recovery. 

Click here to view the news release from the MSPB or view photos from the event here

 

  

National Disaster Resilience Competition - Draft Phase 2 Application 

October 8, 2015

The Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division (MDA DRD) is posting a draft Phase 2 National Disaster Resilience Competition for public comment.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, is providing significant resources and support to communities to help them become more resilient. The National Disaster Resilience Competition is a two-phase process that will competitively award nearly $1 billion in HUD Disaster Recovery funds to eligible communities. The competition will help communities recover from prior disasters and improve their ability to withstand and recover more quickly from future disasters, hazards, and shocks. More information about the program can be found at https://www.hudexchange.info/cdbg-dr/resilient-recovery.

MDA DRD will accept comments until October 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Comments may be mailed to: Mississippi Development Authority, Disaster Recovery Division, P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205. Comments can also be sent via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the draft Phase 2 NDRC Application PDF (English version)

 

MDA Biloxi Service Center to Close May 1, 2015


This year will mark a decade since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, and the majority of the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) disaster recovery programs have been successfully completed.  As the demand for local assistance has dwindled, a decision has been made to close the MDA Service Center in Biloxi, MS and to consolidate administration of all MDA Disaster Recovery Service Center operations in Jackson, MS.

The Service Center at 1641 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS will close May 1, 2015.  Program administrators will still be available to provide assistance by telephone or through e-mail, the US Postal Service, or facsimile correspondence.  Anyone who needs assistance can call 1-866-981-7727; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; write to MDA Disaster Recovery, PO Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205; or fax to 601-389-9280.