The Development Infrastructure (DIP) Grant Program provides grant assistance to counties or municipalities to finance infrastructure projects to support business locations and expansions in Mississippi. 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.
Building purchases, construction or rehabilitation
Transportation facilities directly affecting the site, including roads, bridges, rail lines or pipelines
Energy facilities for power generation or distribution
Any other project approved by Mississippi Development Authority
Job creation is the goal of the Development Infrastructure Grant Program. Use of DIP funds must be directly related to business location or expansion projects. Typical industries that are eligible under this program include:
Manufacturing and processing
Large distribution facility
Service support to agriculture, aquaculture and mariculture
Service support to manufacturing and processing
Telecommunications and data processing
Corporate headquarters and operations centers
Research and development
Municipalities and counties must apply on behalf of a new or expanded industry based on the public infrastructure needs of the project.