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The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) announced the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved $32.7 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion and improving the safety and efficiency of the regional transportation system. … Read more.
At its November meeting, the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) Policy Committee approved a series of performance targets in conformance with new federal legislation rules. New guidelines require State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and MPOs to assess the condition and set short-term goals for a number of transportation performance areas such as safety, pavement and bridge conditions, travel time reliability, freight reliability, and transit assets.… Read more.
On January 1, 2019, the District entered into a contractual agreement with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) to administer the Adult Protective Services (APS) Program. As the number of elder abuse cases in Mississippi continues to rise, protective services and supports are necessary to address this growing problem. … Read more.
Three organizations assisted Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging with the 2018 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 600 needy seniors in our seven (7) county area. Seniors were asked for their wish lists and the sponsors supplied the items. Robes, blankets, towels, electric heaters, shower chairs, and toiletries are just some of the items purchased for seniors who are homebound and in long term care facilities. The seniors were very appreciative of the gifts and were encouraged and uplifted by the generosity extended to them.… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.