By WLOX Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOX) - More than $13 million in federal grants will be coming to Mississippi to help coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. That announcement came Friday from Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker.
Funds have been awarded to the following areas:
Bay St. Louis School District - $3,536,330.82 for relocation of North Bay Elementary.
City of D'Iberville - $1,167,419.40 for restoration of public utilities.
City of Long Beach - $1,987,341.75 for repairing and replacing roads and bridges.
City of Pass Christian - $2,223,488.81 for repairing and replacing roads and bridges.
City of Pass Christian - $2,251,057.67 for restoration of damaged infrastructure.
City of Pass Christian - $2,298,999.67 for repairing and restoring roadways, curbs, gutters, drainage, and infrastructure.
"I am pleased FEMA has decided to provide further funding for Mississippi's recovering coastal communities," Sen. Cochran said. "We must continue to take every possible step to ensure that the federal government does its part to assist in rebuilding damaged areas still feeling the devastation of Hurricane Katrina."
Sen. Wicker added, "Although these grants should have been proceed much earlier, these funds will be critical as we continue to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina."