Biloxi will receive a nearly $9 million to purchase infrastructure easements, according to senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss.. and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., announced Tuesday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will award a Public Assistance grant of $8,955,627 to Biloxi for ongoing work to improve infrastructure damaged during Hurricane Katrina and subsequent storms.
"Biloxi will be able to use these funds to improve its water and wastewater systems to withstand future storms," Cochran said.
"This FEMA grant offers critical funding to Biloxi to make infrastructure upgrades in preparation for future storms," Wicker said. "Local residents will benefit from these improvements and the community will be stronger and better-equipped in the long run."
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The funding will be used to purchase permanent easements required to replace damaged water and sewer infrastructure. No state or local matching funds are required with this award.