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Over $18M secured for 13 projects in Mississippi’s 2nd District

Bennie Thompson
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Over $18 million has been secured by Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., for various projects across Mississippi’s 2nd District.

On Friday, Thompson announced that a total of $18,789,100 in Community Project Funding would be distributed among 13 restoration projects in the northwestern portion of the state.

“I am proud to have secured $18,789,100 in Community Project Funding in this bill, which meets long overdue community needs in Mississippi’s 2nd District,” Thompson said. “These investments will create jobs with better pay, strengthen our communities and start to tackle climate change.”

The funds were included in Mississippi’s 2nd District in the House spending bill, which has been included in the final 2023 appropriations funding package.

The allocated funds will be used for the following projects:

  • $2,000,000 for the Bolivar County Utilization Project
  • $3,200,000 for the City of Clinton for a Regional Wastewater Project
  • $1,125,000 for the City of Fayette Municipal Safety Complex
  • $2,000,000 for the City of Greenville, MS for facilities and equipment
  • $600,000 for the City of Rolling Fork Community Utilization Complex
  • $1,664,100 for Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale for campus safety
  • $500,000 for the Coffeeville’s Recreational Park
  • $375,000 for the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center Project
  • $750,000 for the Emmett Till Tutwiler Museum Welcome Center
  • $2,250,000 for the Mississippi Delta Community College Training Academy
  • $2,000,000 for the Sunflower Country Business Improvement District
  • $225,000 for the Rev George Lee Museum Project
  • $2,100,000 for the Union Station Transit Hub Project

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