Author: srida@city.jackson.ms.us

Press Release: Jackson, MS selected as AARP Community Challenge Recipient

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program. A total of $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects from each state across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. More than 1,660 applications … Continued

Press Release: City of Jackson receives $1 Million from the Federal Transit Administration

Jackson, MS – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it has awarded a total of $16.6 million to 20 organizations around the country to support comprehensive planning projects that improve access to public transportation. The funds are made available through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, which assists communities that are developing new … Continued

Press Release: City of Jackson Receives $1.5M Federal Grant for Low Emission Buses

Jackson, MS – The City of Jackson has been awarded a $1.5 million federal transportation grant to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, according to 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. The money is administered through the United States Department of Transportation’s Low or No Emission Program, according to a news release from the … Continued

Press Release: City of Jackson Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

City of Jackson Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Jackson, MS – The City of Jackson is the latest city to join AARP’s network of age-friendly communities as it seeks to develop a more human scale, equitable, and sustainable community for all. … Continued

HUD Section 108 Downtown Jackson Market Study

(Jackson, MS) – The Department of Planning and Development is working with Hunden Strategic Partners to complete a feasibility/market study to assess downtown Jackson’s current market conditions and potential for future development. During this time, the long-range planning group within the Department of Planning & Development will ideate, conceptualize, analyze and render projects.  This group … Continued

Jackson Blight Elimination Program

The purpose of the Blight Elimination Program is to procure grant funding available for the removal of blighted properties, prevention of abandonment of neighboring properties, reduction in foreclosures among neighboring houses, and to strengthen neighborhood property values. The City of Jackson has developed a selection process for choosing a Blight Partner and is working on … Continued

Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (BEAT)

Date: September 1, 2017 Several volunteer employees in the Planning and Development are assigned to lead any person who is doing business with the City through the entire process, and to their satisfaction. BEAT is not only to facilitate the internal assistance for the City’s process, but also to provide collaborative and educational outreach to … Continued

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