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$5.8 million awarded to the State of Mississippi



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Rep. Bennie Thompson in 2016. Photo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) has announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the state $5.8 million in funds.

The funds are a result of a cost share adjustment for emergency Protective Measures and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was authorized under the January 21, 2021 Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense & the Secretary of Homeland Security and Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

Funding for the project is provided by FEMA, who obligates funding for the project to the state. The state must ensure the sub-recipient receives the award.

The funds will be provided on a reimbursable basis following the state’s review process and upon receipt of the required documentation.

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