- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi is pursuing a disaster resilience grant meant to finance improvements in Greenville following the Mississippi River’s 2011 flood.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1Vhx1l1 ) residents discussed needs for the community at a meeting this week, as part of preparing a grant application due next month. It’s part of a competition for $1 billion in federal community development money meant to promote long-term resilience from disasters, not just immediate rebuilding. Communities hit by disasters in 2011, 2012 and 2013 can apply.

If the state and Greenville win money, it would help pay for housing relocation and improvements, sewer rehabilitation and drainage. The city also wants to spend some of the money on Harbor Front Road and recreational projects such as a walking and biking trail along the Mississippi River levee.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com



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