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The Jackson MPO Announces Funding for 26 Metro-Area Transportation Projects

The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) announced the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved $20.1 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.

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CMPDD Receives State and National Awards

Pictured from left to right are Donovan Scruggs, President of APA-MS; David Wade, CMPDD; and Joan Wesley, Chair of APA-MS Awards Committee.

The Town of Pelahatchie Comprehensive Plan developed by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) has received two prestigious awards.… Read more.

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2017 MAPDD Conference

The Mississippi Association of Planning and Development Districts is currently preparing for the 2017 Conference.  In addition to a variety of interesting guest speakers, there will be over thirty sessions addressing issues of interest to county supervisors, municipal officials, economic developers, PDD staff, and others interested in the development of our state.  … Read more.

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Mayor of Brandon, Butch Lee, Elected Chairman of the Jackson MPO

Butch Lee

Butch Lee

Butch Lee, Mayor of the City of Brandon, was elected Chairman of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) at the February 8th Jackson MPO Policy Committee meeting.  The Jackson MPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the three metro-area counties (Hinds, Madison, and Rankin). … Read more.

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$20 Million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation Improvements

The Jackson Metropolitan Organization (MPO) announced in August they were accepting applications for the next round of Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding available through the Jackson MPO.  The STBG program is a federal-aid transportation program, which provides funding to local municipalities and counties for transportation improvement projects in urbanized areas. … Read more.

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Does Your Community’s Comprehensive Plan or Zoning Ordinance Need Updating?

Comprehensive Plans are long range planning documents, typically 20 to 25 years.  However, changing conditions require that they be reviewed at least every five years to check for a need to update.

What changed conditions indicate a need to review and revise the community’s comprehensive plan?Read more.

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CMPDD to Make $20 Million Available Through the Jackson MPO for Transportation Improvements

On Friday, August 12, 2016 the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD), which is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for coordinating the federally-mandated transportation planning process for the Jackson Metropolitan Area, announced they are accepting applications for the next round of Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding available through the MPO. … Read more.

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Hazard Mitigation Planning Update

Over the last few months, CMPDD has prepared and submitted for approval Hazard Mitigation Plans for the Cities of Clinton and Richland, and the Counties of Madison and Rankin.  The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires local jurisdictions to maintain an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to maintain grant eligibility for certain pre- and post-disaster grant programs available through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). … Read more.

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Southcentral MS Works Continuing Workforce Efforts

From left to right: CMPDD’s Cindy Goodin, Mary Powers, and Angela Griffin preparing to train staff of core partner programs on the MS Smart Start Plan referral process.

From left to right: CMPDD’s Cindy Goodin, Mary Powers, and Angela Griffin preparing to train staff of core partner programs on the MS Smart Start Plan referral process.

In accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed in 2014, the State of Mississippi developed a statewide combined workforce plan, “Mississippi Works Smart Start Career Pathway”. … Read more.

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CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $20 million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Improvements

On Friday, August 12, 2016, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) announced the availability of $20 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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