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CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $29 million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Improvements

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) announced the availability of $29 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program funds for transportation improvements in the metropolitan area which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties.… Read more.

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T. Larry Anderson Announces Retirement from CMPDD

After 48 years of service to the District, Larry Anderson has announced his retirement as Director of Human Services effective June 30, 2018. According to Mike Monk, CEO, “Larry has dedicated almost his entire professional career to CMPDD, which was founded only two (2) years prior to his start.” To honor Larry’s retirement, the District hosted a retirement reception at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on June 28th, to allow family, co-workers, and others to show their appreciation.… Read more.

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CMPDD Elects New Officers

At the June Meeting, the CMPDD Board of Directors elected Flora Mayor Les Childress to serve as President for a two (2) year term. Also elected were Raymond Mayor Isla Tullos as Vice President and Warren County Supervisor William Banks as Secretary-Treasurer.… Read more.

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Help Me Grow Mississippi Pilot Project

On July 1, 2018 the Jackson Mississippi Access to Care Center (JMACC) was selected by Mississippi Families for Kids and the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging & Adult Services as the pilot agency for the Help Me Grow Mississippi project.… Read more.

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CMPDD and Hinds Community College Partner to Create a Comprehensive One-Stop Center

A major announcement event was held on Thursday, March 29th to publicly unveil plans for a Comprehensive One-Stop Center. This project is a coordinated effort spearheaded by the workforce division of CMPDD, which administers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded programs in the Southcentral MS Works Workforce Development Area, and Hinds Community College.… Read more.

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Copiah County Medical Center Project Receives NADO Award

The City of Hazlehurst, Copiah County Board of Supervisors, Copiah Water Association, the Copiah County Medical Center, and Mississippi as well as the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District received a 2017 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Infrastructure Improvements to Support the Copiah County Medical Center.… Read more.

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Area Agency on Aging Works to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle and Provide Free Eye Screenings

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging will present “Seniors Grooving to a Healthy Lifestyle.” The Senior Health Fair and 2K Walk will be held at the Mississippi Trademart. A variety of health care professionals and vendors will be in attendance to conduct blood pressure checks and to distribute information on healthy living.… Read more.

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CMPDD Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018

My, how time flies! CMPDD is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during 2018. Founded in 1968 as the Economic Development District of Central Mississippi, Inc. and later changed to the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) in 1971, CMPDD has worked hard to build a strong reputation for quality work.… Read more.

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WIOA Funded Workforce Training Programs Produce Life-Changing Results

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides funds for a number of workforce –related employment and training programs and services aimed at enabling individuals to acquire the skills and support they need to connect with employment. The Southcentral MS Works Local Workforce Development Area’s programs, services and activities are planned and overseen by both a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and a Board of Commissioners (BOC).… Read more.

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Seniors Benefit from Annual Holiday Project

Three organizations assisted Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging with the 2017 Annual “Santa for Seniors Project.” The Jackson Chapter of the National Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU), and Home Instead Senior Care provided Christmas gifts to over 500 needy seniors in our seven (7) county area.… Read more.

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