Community Development Programs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant program helps local units of government realize their potential by providing funds necessary to ensure basic community services, environmental quality and economic opportunities for their residents.

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Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a partnership of federal, state, and local governments working collaboratively with local planning and development districts (PDDs), economic development organizations, local communities, and other state agencies in the development of eligible projects to address the needs in Mississippi’s 24 ARC counties.

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Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP)

The Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program provides loans to municipalities and counties for the improvement of public facilities and infrastructure to assist with business locations and expansions with community-based projects.

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Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP)

The Development Infrastructure Grant Program is a grant program that is available to fund publicly owned infrastructure. Funding from this program can be used by municipalities and counties to assist with the location or expansion of businesses. Usage of the funds must be directly related to the construction, renovation or expansion of industry.

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Freight Rail Service Revolving Loan Program (RAIL)

The Freight Rail Service Revolving Loan Program provides loans to municipalities and counties for freight rail service projects. The goal of the Freight Rail Service Revolving Loan Program is to promote commerce and economic growth in the state of Mississippi through increased rail usage and productivity.

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Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program

The Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program provides funds for publicly owned infrastructure for community-based projects. Funding from this program can be used by small municipalities and counties to assist with public facilities and infrastructure needs.

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Mississippi Main Street Investment Revolving Loan Fund Program

The Mississippi Main Street Investment Revolving Loan Fund Program provides funds for municipalities with a population of less than fifteen thousand (15,000) to assist with maintaining and improving the viability of revitalization zones.

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