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March 31, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts as of March 25, 2008, unless otherwise noted: Individual support continues with more than $1.2 billion to individuals and families:
March 26, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Six temporary housing sites constructed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are scheduled to close by June. FEMA has closed four group sites this year; three additional sites will close at the end of March. FEMA built 43 sites, known as emergency group or group sites, with cooperation from local governments and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) that met the housing need of more than 3,000 displaced residents following Hurricane Katrina.
March 14, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VAL) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a Helping Hands Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m., March 18 at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church Parish Center, 301 South Necaise Ave., in Bay St. Louis. VAL has hosted 12 Helping Hands Workshops across the lower six counties, targeting families in FEMA temporary housing. Organizers estimate more than 600 applicants have attended the events.
March 10, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Gulf Coast community floodplain managers gathered recently to develop a plan that provides maximum assistance and protection for citizens. The officials are working to establish the first regional coordinated outreach strategy team to educate residents about flood hazards, flood insurance, flood protection measures and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
March 4, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will extend the Relocation Assistance program to Aug. 31, 2008. To date, 504 Mississippi families have been helped with moving and transportation costs incurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Applicants displaced from their primary residence in a disaster-declared area as a result of Katrina are eligible for up to $4,000 in relocation expenses incurred between Aug. 29, 2005 and Aug. 31, 2008.
March 4, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Recent legislation will allow changes in the amount of funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The previous allocation of $433 million for HMGP funds was reduced by $20 million due to a rescission in the recently enacted appropriations bill cited as the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008."
February 28, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Harrison County will receive a federal grant of more than $150,000 to invest in long-term solutions today that will reduce the toll from natural and manmade disasters tomorrow. The $159,425 grant provides 75 percent of the total $212,568 project cost which will assist Harrison County in updating their hazard mitigation plan that will be approved by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
February 28, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- The City of Picayune will receive a grant of more than $100,000 to install storm shutters to protect critical facilities around the city. Storm shutters will be installed on three fire stations, the City of Picayune Annex and the Picayune Police Department. The shutters will provide an added measure of protection and secure the buildings during severe weather.
February 27, 2008
News Release
BILOXI, Miss. -- Federal officials recently approved grants to help the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi pay for damages Bay Catholic and St. Clare Elementary schools sustained when Hurricane Katrina's winds, rain and storm surge raked Hancock County. St. Clare Elementary School in Waveland was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and it will be combined with Bay Catholic Elementary School in Bay Saint Louis to become Holy Trinity. Improvements funded by these grants include but are not limited to:??
February 27, 2008
News Release
Biloxi, Miss. -- The following is a summary of Mississippi recovery efforts as of Feb. 25, 2008: Individual support continues with more than $1.2 billion to individuals and families: 216,549 individuals and families have been approved for Housing Assistance totaling more than $851 million; 134,667 Mississippians have been approved for more than $415 million in Other Needs Assistance (ONA); 10,056 temporary housing units (travel trailers and mobile homes) in service. Nearly 33,000 units have been deactivated.

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