It will be several more months before anyone will see money from the state's homeowners assistance grants.
The state had promised Monday, February 20th would be the day Katrina victims could begin applying online to receive up to $150,000 in grant money to help rebuild homes.
Instead, the Mississippi Development Authority sent word that applications were not available because of the "fine tuning" of program regulations.
The hold up comes a month and a half after Governor Haley Barbour promised help for families to rebuild.
The MDA is administering the program, but since it's federal money through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are a lot of rules that have to be followed.
"We are a couple of weeks behind where we thought we would be. HUD was a bit later putting together their guidelines and we're having to make some changes according to that. And we're also going to be adding a comment period, about a one week comment period, so we make sure we get input from citizens, making sure we're putting together a program that fulfills their needs," Scott Hamilton with the Mississippi Development Authority explained.
Hamilton says there is no new timetable set for when the grant applications will be available. But after the application process begins, those eligible should see checks within four months.
For now, the best thing to do is get all the information and paperwork together you'll need for your application.