The U.S. Department of the Treasury has awarded grants for two Mississippi RESTORE projects that aim to strengthen infrastructure benefiting the economy in the Gulf Coast Region.
The projects were initially approved by Governor Tate Reeves based on recommendations from the Gulf Coast Advisory Committee in continued response to recovery from the BP Oil Spill.
“These grants will allow us to make significant improvements at the Gulfport-Biloxi Airport and the Broadwater Marina,” Reeves said. “As I’ve said from the beginning, I am committed to seeing that all funds meant for restoring our Coast, go strictly to our Coast. With these grants, that is again what we are doing.”
The projects issued grant awards are:
- Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Site Mitigation and Improvements ($6,276,121) — To fund the creation of a construction-ready site to facilitate aeronautical development opportunities at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport operated by the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority.
- Broadwater Marina Restoration Project ($5,000,000)— To aid in returning the state-owned property to a safe, working condition for immediate public use and prepare the site for future tourism and economic development. Funds will be used to help repair existing marina infrastructure and encourage future redevelopment of the marina and economic development on the north side of Highway 90.