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The Community Services Division provides technical and financial assistance programs that promote health and economic growth in communities. Through several grant and loan programs, the division provides funding to communities for basic public infrastructure needs and safe decent affordable housing.
The division administers the following programs:
The Division's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program makes federal grants available to local units of government for water/sewer, public buildings, or other infrastructures that will benefit low and moderate income persons.
The Local Governments Capital Improvements Revolving Loan (CAP) program offers low-interest loans to local units of government for capital improvements.
The Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP) is a grant program that is available to fund publicly owned infrastructure.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program provides assistance for the state's homeless population through grants to local units of government and non-profit organizations for operations/maintenance and essential services of existing emergency shelter and rapid re-housing assistance.
The Freight Rail Service Projects Revolving Loan Program (RAIL) makes available low-interest loans to local units of government for freight rail service improvements.
The Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides funding to local units of government and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) to assist low and very-low income families with safe decent affordable housing.
The Mississippi Single Family Residential Housing Fund (HB530) offers financing for the construction of single-family eligible residential housing units for low and moderate income citizens.
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides financial assistance to low-income families to purchase homes in certain areas of the City of Jackson.
The Rural Impact Fund Program (RIF) makes grants and loan guarantees available to rural units of government for economic development projects.
The Mississippi Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program (SMLPC) is designed to assist small municipalities and limited population counties or natural gas districts in financing projects for promoting economic growth.
All projects undertaken with federal funds must adhere to all regulatory requirements applicable for each grant program. This section will provide the funding recipient with the necessary guidance documentation and information needed for all grant program compliance.
For more information:
Hearing Impaired may contact us at 601-359-3119 (TTY)
For information on ineligible participants in HOME, CDBG, and ESG Programs - Select Ineligible Participants Listing or Debarment and Suspension.
Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.