Mississippi County Awards $720,050 in Infrastructure Grants

May 03, 2024

Grantees and their projects include: 

  • Town of Etowah - $125,000 to improve wastewater pump stations and treatment facility

  • Town of Dyess - $125,000 to fund repairs for a leaking water tower 

  • City of Gosnell - $125,000 to fund repairs to the sewer and water systems

  • City of Osceola - $125,000 to rehabilitate 30 Elm Street manholes to limit stormwater penetration of sewer system.

  • City of Wilson - $109,500 to paint and refurbish main 100,000-gallon water tank 

  • City of Leachville - $69,300 to add additional quality controls for water treatment 

  • City of Manila - $41,250 to upgrade a water treatment plant aerator 

This is the second year Mississippi County has awarded infrastructure grants to its cities and towns, and it has awarded nearly $3 million in projects. In 2023, the county awarded $2.2 million to fund 11 projects. Cities and towns that have received funding from previous grant cycles were still eligible to apply. However, the total grant funding received by any one applicant must not exceed $400,000. 

"Infrastructure improvements to water and sewer systems are vital to our local communities, and we are pleased to once again support these much-needed projects,” said Mississippi County Judge John Alan Nelson. 

“Together we are working to improve the quality of life for Mississippi County residents as we continue to support population growth and an uptick in economic development activity.”

The grants are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus Local Fiscal Relief Fund (CLFRF), which was signed into law in 2021 and provides each U.S. county with funding to support investments that promote long-term growth and opportunity. Grants can only be used for projects pursuant to the Arkansas Constitution, Article 12, Section 5 as incorporated into Article 12 by Amendment 97.

For more information, visit the County website at MississippiCountyAR.org/infrastructure-grants

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