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.

Eligible Projects

Refer to Application and Guidelines located on the Community Services’ Forms Library Webpage.

Program Facts

Assistance with public facilities and infrastructure is the goal of the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program. The small municipalities and counties that may apply under this program include:

Small Municipalities and Counties – a municipality in the state of Mississippi with a population of 10,000 or a county with a population of 30,000  or less according to the most recent federal decennial census at the time the application is submitted by the municipality. The term “small municipality” also includes a municipal historical hamlet as defined in Section 17-27-5 of the Mississippi code of 1972.

Natural Gas District – districts created by law and meeting the same requirements as small municipals.

Submission Date

Applications are taken annually and awarded on a competitive basis. Fund availability is determined annually by the Mississippi Legislature.

For further details, see the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program Guidelines, Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program Application, and Section 57-1-18, MS Code 1972, Annotated.

steve hardin

Steve Hardin

Director, Community Services

601.359.3179
shardin@mississippi.org