The U.S. Department of the Interior will spend more than $31 million in Mississippi for coastal conservation and hurricane protection projects.
The funding is the second disbursement under Phase II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA).
It will be used to support coastal conservation and restoration projects, hurricane protection programs and activities to implement conservation management plans.
The disbursement for the Gulf oil and gas producing states is a 14 percent increase compared to last year.
Here’s a breakdown of the disbursement:
- State of Mississippi $25,379,084.76
- Hancock County $1,188,862.91
- Harrison County $2,470,050.41
- Jackson County $2,685,857.87
- Total $31,723,855.95