Governor Tate Reeves has signed legislation that would direct an additional $41 million to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for water infrastructure grant funding for municipalities and counties throughout the state.
Funding from House Bill 1716 follows the $450 million invested into the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program last year.
“We’re making historic investments into Mississippi’s infrastructure,” said 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 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.
I’ve signed HB 1716, which invests an additional $41 million to water infrastructure.
My administration will continue prioritizing infrastructure investments across our state. It will lead to more jobs, stronger supply chains, and a better quality of life for all Mississippians.
— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 23, 2023